Ugh the LGBT meeting I'm going to today has a potluck. I hate having to explain CD to absolutely everyone who asks "why didn't you bring anything?" and "why aren't you eating anything? too good for us?".
Welcome to the forum Eve! I can join you on that super special club of people with the dizziness/balance issues too. It's so debilitating that sometimes I would accept the crohns pains if I could just feel ok to go out and not feel like collapsing. Of course no pains or complications would be preferred.Hey everyone,
I'm 26, gay female, still awaiting a diagnosis - seems likely it's Crohn's though. Had a pretty miserable year so far, full of hospital stays etc. Like the first message says, being a minority within a minority has also occurred to me. I am out, comfortable with my sexuality so that's not an issue but struggling with the possibility of having IBD/Crohn's. I also have Meniere's disease, which affects hearing/balance. Had a load of operations/drama with that, so the idea of another thing that sets me apart is bothering me a bit in truth!
Anyway, all seems pretty negative but I'm generally trying to maintain my sanity/humour. It's of come comfort to know there are others with similar worries, I don't feel (quite) so paranoid now!
Love to all,
Alcohol-free jello shots... isn't that just jello? It is wonderful though that slowly but surely, more and more states are getting on board with gay marriage. My state is an embarassment though, we still have a gay marriage ban. I think every state that surrounds us has already allowed gay marriage and WI needs to get on board already! Fortunately we will get to (hopefully) vote out our corrupt governor this fall, so maybe things will change for the positive then.Taking out my alcohol free, low fiber jello shots to celebrate lol! Not sure if we have any crohnies here from Ark but congrats.
Hi the ocean, I work in the Finance department and help disburse money to our linking organisations and country offices across the world. Our work mainly focuses on working with the key populations disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs and sex workers in particular.Good luck with getting diagnosed! Hopefully you can get the results of your MRI soon.
And that's wonderful about your charity work. What kind of things do you do there?
Ahh, I just saw that in the local news and I was so excited and happy! Finally my state did something right! :emot-dance:Wine & CHEESE! Wisconsin federal judge rules for marriage equality http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/ap-newsalert-24018434
I think this is going to be a settled issue in 2 years when the Supreme Court ends this state by state approach.
I am and always have been very comfortable with my own sexuality, but find others - from both sides of the fence - can be judgemental at times.
I guess it is understandable as alot of lesbians have been hurt by Bi women.
Nice to have you join us! Have you heard of the exciting QU Biologics Crohn's trial in Vancouver? I wish i was closer because it sounds so promising.Hi all! I am a bi female living between Vancouver, BC and Calgary, Alberta. Happy to find this group and be part of the support network!
Re: judgmental homos or heteros (monosexualists) - I think that bisexuality is very difficult for monos to understand, and it can be as daunting as atheism can be to a faithful believer! I think everyone who has ever been hurt in love harbours a bit of animosity. Lucky lesbians though - IMHO they would probably complain a bit more if they had to deal with straight guys instead of bi girls! Lol. I'm still more or less a little in love with everybody.