Crohns disease and dating
Having support from family, friends, and significant others is absolutely paramount during the bad days. 🙂 Ali: You are one very lucky woman to have someone like that by your side! Alison…because even after 10 years away from the studio floor, it’s strange to say Ali (she was that “other” Alison….)…even knowing you for much of my life, I am baffled when I think back to the years where a normal weekend for us was spent at the CCA-Concord and I don’t think any of us knew the pain or illness you were dealing with.During my darkest days, Brian quite literally helped keep me alive. It is heartwarming to see that there are still such compassionate people in this world. That being said- you have certainly found someone to stand by you through think and thin.All of me was perplexed as to how no one, including doctors, seemed to understand enough about it.None of me judged Ali, but a little piece of me felt sad for her that she had to deal with this.Dating Someone with Crohn’s Disease By the time we started dating, the details of Ali’s disease were out in the open.I (sort of) knew what to expect, I (kind of) understood what it was about, and none of it bothered me. For months, aside from using the bathroom sort of often, I would have had no idea she even had a disease.
It happens randomly and when you’re least expecting it. It can be just an inconvenience or it can be a showstopper. Now, I am no doctor and I don’t play one on TV, but I’ve seen enough of this to say that stress probably has some factor in this. Remember, however bad you think they feel, they actually feel about 100 times worse. You’re probably going to say something you shouldn’t or not be there when you should have, or get really frustrated. After nearly five years, I still can’t believe how much life can throw at her and how amazingly she can handle it.It the first time I had heard about Crohn’s, so the only thing I knew about it was that this super hot chick we were about to cast had it.As the production went on, I got to know Ali better and learned a little more about her disease.Things that seem small to you, the supporter — like a hug — can turn an entire day around for your sick loved one. God put you two together – and the reason why is so obvious. I truly enjoy catching up (no-stalker, I swear) and learning from your incredible journey. I have long told my husband, family etc that this disease is far harder on them than me (most of the time) because I know how I feel minute to minute but unless I spend all day telling them (and I DO NOT) they really don’t know and can only guess/worry.The love between you is very special – do not EVER take that for granted! I loved this so much (and am crying at my desk work). I’ve been a long time reader and this brought me to tears. Good guy there Ali – you two are so amazing together.