Missing Out & the Devastating Psycholigical Affects

Reblog from 9/19/12 –
Having an illness like ulcerative colitis or crohns disease can cause you to have to miss out on A LOT for SO MANY reasons. This has gone on since my diagnosis and for me personally has definitely fueled my feelings of guilt (big one for me!), sadness, anger, and loneliness. Having become more engrossed in the IBD community and therefore having had the opportunity to talk to a wide range of people, I realize how common these experiences/feelings are. I always felt really alone and ashamed for putting my family and friends through this  (and still do) so I thought I would reblog this one in case someone comes across this and is feeling the same way.