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Re: Explaining IBS
      12/20/07 08:18 AM

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Loc: Medicine Hat. AB. CAN

I have had to explain it so many times in the last month because of the staff xmas party (explaing why I can't eat everythign on the buffet) and because we have new owners of the business.. This is how I say it..

(I have ibs -irritable bowel syndrom. Basicly, stress makes me physically ill, unfortunately it has side effects where certain foods will also make me ill. If I could lead a completly stress free life I wouldn't be ill but it does happen sometiems and when it does, I'm in alot of pain and have to dissapear for awhile.. An attack usually only lasts a couple hours though*

and so far, everyone I work with understands and I wouldn't say that I get special treatment but if I am having an attack, they understand.. I have missed maybe 5 full days in the last 3 years and a few half days or days where I come into work early and it's been ok..

As for telling your bf.. well.. When my husband and I started dating, I was stable, then I went to college and had to deal with the stress of student loans and he saw me at my worst, he even came to the hospital once with me because I had never had an attack that was that painful but he understood..

To this day, if I'm not feeling well, I just get him to turn up the tv so I don't have to feel embarrassed and we are good to go.. (plus it helps that while I don't think he has IBS he makes himself sick alot so it's like he has it)

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