Letting Well-meaning Friends Off the Hook

Letting Well-meaning Friends Off the Hook
So, of course my friends all know that I have Crohn's. It's not something I hide. But I'm not usually forthright with specifics, mostly because I don't feel anyone would really get it. A couple of weeks ago I was taking a walk with a friend. We were talking about our plans for the rest of the week. I mentioned that I was going see my gastroenterologist for my eight-week checkup. (Every eight weeks is typical for me.) The next day she texted, "How was your appointment?" I thought that was very nice of her. I texted back, "The same as us
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  1. Emily says:

    So, for the record, Ensure and Boost can go wait until I’m an old lady, thank you.

    Carnation Instant Breakfast is a much tastier option. It comes in vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, and malt chocolate. You can even find it at Costco, if you are so inclined. Wal-Mart also carries it. If you find you like it, Amazon has it in stock and it may be cheaper with the Subscribe and Save if you drink it a lot.

    My mom’s been drinking the vanilla for years. You just mix it in milk. It’s a lot more sugary than the other options, so diabetics beware!

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