A Man With Crohn’s
I never actually stopped to think what a “man” goes through with this disease. I guess I thought, albeit naively,that it would be easier emotionally for a guy, given that most women aren’t known to go to the bathroom at all, while your average man loves bathroom humor. Thanks to Jeffrey that all changed.
When I hear the word manly or macho, I tend to think of a guy, muscular, wearing a sports jersey, sitting on a couch surrounded by friends, chips and dip on the coffee table, watching football. I probably got this image thanks to numerous commercials depicting this. Some people may have a different image. Some tend to think of a tall lumberjack in plaid. Some may think of a fireman running through flames or a cop rescuing someone. Still others may think of a soldier in uniform fighting for his country, saving innocent people caught up in a crossfire. My point to this is no one thinks of a guy laying in bed double over in pain who has to jump out of bed to run to the bathroom. Then on his return trip to the bed, picks up a garbage can to vomit.
Sadly, that is what a lot…
View original post 454 more words