Protected: IBD Changes Everyone in The Family; Especially Siblings.

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  • Jodi

    Maris- I am sorry you have gone through all of that and kept it inside. I am sorry your relationship with Jer is not how you want it to be. I know he loves you and I’m sure wants only the best for you. I hope in time, as you each grow and continue to heal you can find your way back to one another.
    I think it is important that you are able to let some of that anger and emotion out on this blog. You continue to amaze me with your strength and honesty.

    • rissy26

      Thank you Jodi for your support always. It has really been so helpful to be able to write on this blog and let it all out. Hopefully things will evolve with time. Hope youre doing well. love you!

  • Fran

    Hard, hard, hard. I am sorry for all that all of you have been through. xo

    • rissy26

      Thank you Fran for just being there xoxoxo

  • A Guy With Crohn’s

    I am so so so sorry that IBD has done this to you. I know it was so hard in the past. But, things have changed. You have learned so much and have learned to deal with a lot about the disease. Maybe it is time to start healing emotionally. It is never to late to pick up a phone and call. Your brother is family and deep down, no matter what has happened in the past, I am sure he loves you and would love to have a great relationship with you. Hand him the olive branch. He is older and wiser and I am sure won’t blame you for what life was like back then.

    • rissy26

      You’re right definitely, just more complicated than picking up the phone ; ) We will talk next weekend at gygig!! Thanks Jeff for your words xoxoxo

  • annabelrv

    I’m so sorry. IBD causes so much suffering. My UC has changed my life and relationships in so many ways, too.

    • rissy26

      I am so sorry it has caused you so much pain too : (. It really is amazing the impact it has on family and relationships. Sometimes you are going through so much and it is hard to even realize what is happening to the relationships around you since you are so focused on your health. Here if you need an ear too <3