I’d prefer reality to “sugar coating” shit

I do understand that hitting a newly diagnosed patient with worse case scenarios is not ideal, but I do appreciate some reality. It was an incredibly tough time for me mentally because I wasn’t prepared for any of it. If I had known that I had just been diagnosed with a chronic illness, which would affect much more than just my intestine for the rest of my life, and that surgery was often needed, I think it would have helped me deal with it.

Read the rest of my post on InflammatoryBowelDisease.net about how much impact not being told the brutal truth about life with IBD had on me in the first year of diagnosis.