Thursday, October 4, 2012

in which i meet my Crohn mate

Y'all: today, the most exciting news surfaced.

Turns out, one of my most favoritest colleagues is a Crohn.


I have never had an IRL friend who also has Crohn's!  With the exception of the most outstanding Kara, who I had the privilege to meet but once [thus far]!  But, y'all.  A new Crohn in my life?  In my lab??  Who I see on a daily basis?!

This is so epic, in fact, that when said colleague approached me today to have that serious and confident conversation, my first reaction was "no shit!" after which I proceeded to smile with glowing eyes as she explained her current condition.

Incidentally, I had just had that same serious and confident conversation with my BossMan after the episode from September 27th which knocked me out for 5 days.  He could not have been more concerned and considerate about the whole thing, by the way.  That's 2 BossMans in a row that have regarded me with respect and kindness even after learning my [additional] shortcoming.  Can I pick 'em, or can I pick 'em?!

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean! I have RA, not Chrohn's, but when someone I knew ended up having it, it was so nice to have someone that I could just mention something offhand to, as a part of the flow of normal conversation, without them making too big or too small of a deal about it.