Okay, I’ve been ghosting through this site for awhile now so I feel like it’s time to get involved–you guys and gals (and everyone in between) are my people!! Why shouldn’t I learn a few names and make myself at home?
Since this is the “Coping with Crohn’s” forum, I thought I’d share my favorite way of coping: venting. Keyboard therapy. Let’s be honest: if you (a person with Crohn’s or UC) vent to another person (who does not have Crohn’s or UC), you’ll probably overwhelm them–to be fair, most of us were also overwhelmed when we heard about Crohn’s or UC–so I wanted to create a space for venting. We read all these articles about how we’re so brave and while that’s true some days over others, we’re also people, and people shouldn’t be expected to always swallow their feelings and act like everything is okay when sometimes it’s really not.
I want this thread to be accepting of all rants/vents/emotional throwups that have to do with Crohn’s and UC. There’s no way to compare someone else’s experience with your own, and vice versa, so I believe we should all do our best to support one another. If you want to ask for advice that’s related to your rant, that’s completely okay–but I don’t think we should assume that other people want advice. I can’t even count how many times I’ve been given advice that I didn’t ask for–I think we all have! Sometimes all you need is some acknowledgement that someone else knows and understands what you’re going through.
Got something on your mind that’s been bugging you? It’s better to get it out than hold it in… 🙂