Everyone has opinions, but people should think before commenting on someone else’s health. When a person has a chronic disease, the remarks can really hurt.
Remarks that can sting someone with Crohn’s
1. “You don’t look sick”
I shouldn’t have to look a certain way for you to accept that I have an illness. But I hear this comment a lot because, to others, my illness appears invisible. You don’t feel good when you’re not believed. Just because my appearance doesn’t reflect how I feel on the inside doesn’t mean I’m not sick. So please don’t make assumptions about my health based on how I look. Some days a woman wants to look cute, despite how she’s feeling on the inside.