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?!