My IBD Life

My IBD Life

Typical conversation:

I have had a few ridiculous comments about IBD, Today I’m going to share a typical conversation;

  • “Your not eating? why not?”
  • Because I can not eat at this time (11:30am)
  • (Side note that last thing is something i tend to repeat at least 3 times a week)
  • because I have Crohns Disease and have an eating schedule, based around my medication
  • “Oh well I have heard of Crohns Disease before and I Know that it is all about diet , you should really be eating more often”
  • Well I can’t eat at this time , I get nauseous and whatnot and just not hungry
  • You should go see a nutritionist and get a better diet plan. That way you wouldn’t have to take the medication
  • it’s not that simple , diet is only a portion of this disease, the medication is more important than you think.
  • Your just not trying had enough , i have heard of people curing this with diet..
  • (laughed a bit) Don’t you think if i could cure all this pain with diet i would have done so long ago?
  • Obviously not because you haven’t tried yet…I had digestive issues before and look now i don’t
  • (there comes a time in a conversation where you realize the person really has no idea nor the interested in listening to you. They are more interested in telling you about how great/mart and all-knowing they are, when that times come’s you need to just end the convo and move on before you become agitated with them.)
  • I’m glad you don’t have digestive issues anymore however this is more than that , anyways, have you looked outside check out that snow!…
  • “Oh ya snow , well do you know how to melt snow and make spring come faster ….I do , all you have to do is change your diet and bang its spring!”

I’m kidding about that last sentence but that’s how they come across.

Here is a note to you Know it all’s out there , when you think you know everything about someones else’s disease , yet in reality you have never really heard of it , lived it,or have never even  done research on it , then you really shouldn’t make comments like that, all you come off as is kind of ignorant.
” Ignorant Define: lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated”…exactly.

Do you get stupid comments about your Disease? share them in the comment bellow!

Twitter: @MerandaRoben
Quebec IBD support: QC IBD Support 


About MerandaRoben

I am a Freelance Photographer... You can contact me by sending me a message on facebook or by email at Or call the number on the business card. The best ways to contact me is by calling the number on the business card or sending me a message on facebook. I enjoying doing all kinds of photography but i would have to say street photography is my favourite. I like to photograph events and work in event and family portrait photography, if you would like me to photograph your event or do some family portraits just send me a message or give me a call . I also enjoy writing and i'm going to be working more on my journalism skills. I want to become either a photographic journalist or a documentary photographers. Feel free to check out all my photos and give me feed back. I have been living with Crohn's disease since my diagnosis in April 2012. Through my work I want to be able to bring light to Crohn’s disease and show other’s that it is very possible to live a full happy healthy successful life even with the ups and down’s of this life long disease. I plan to start writing a Monthly blog on my rise to become a professional photographer it will be in titled “Rise to Pro: One Snapshot at a time” That will hopefully begin July 22 2013. By Now most if not all of you are aware that I have a form of IBD. I have one of the two most common forms of IBD, Crohn’s disease. I have recently decided to become an IBD activist in the form of a writing blog and I guess a “in person educator” if you would. I will be discussing everything that goes into my IBD life with this blog and when I say everything I mean EVERYTHING, All the detail of which some would be to embarrassed/scared to discuss in a public form I will write about in hopes that through this I will inspire others With IBD to be more open with them selves and be confident in who they are. It is entitled “My IBD Life.
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2 Responses to My IBD Life

  1. jrobinjrob says:

    No wonder your sick with that stuff you eat. Instead you should be eating veggies!


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