GreenLakeGirl wrote:JennyB wrote:A woman in my playgroup (I have a 1-year-old) has a husband with Crohns. Now, I wouldn't wish that on anyone, and I'm sure it's awful, but she said to me, "your husband is so lucky his was colitis, because it's just confined to the colon." I said, "yeah, he sure was lucky to get stage III cancer." She felt like an ass (no pun intended).
For some reason, a lot of Crohnies say that to us UCers. I just reply, "I didn't know if was a competition." With a smile, of course. And sometimes followed by "bless your heart."
My favorite well-meaning, but poorly chosen comment was in regard to my then 2.5 year old daughter. While I was still digesting the knowledge of my diagnosis (and waiting for a staging), countless people told me how lucky I was that my daughter was young and "wouldn't remember this time." Not something I needed to hear while trying to digest colon cancer stats.
JennyB wrote:Did you also get (and I am assuming you did from your signature) the, "well, on the bright side, no more Asacol!" from your GI doc?
SkiFletch wrote:Well this one is kind of funny, but one of my favorite quotes. My soon to be sister in law upon finding out I was having surgery asked me if I had more than one colon that you can live without, like kidneys .
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