4. You’re super, super quick. Personally I have mastered the art of getting the bathroom job done efficiently on most days. Unless it’s a more serious flare that calls for several minutes in the can, I can usually be in and out faster than anyone else in line – and this comes in super handy when you want to disguise
5. You have a permanent excuse to live in leggings or sweatpants without judgment. Whenever given the opportunity, I opt for looser-fitting or stretchy items around my stomach. It’s just more comfortable that way.
6. You have the opportunity to dive into a new community, one that can support you and one that might need your support. I would have never, ever discovered Team Challenge if I didn’t have colitis. I found them because I was pursuing answers about my body, and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s program opened me up to so many others with inflammatory bowel disease. I’ve met some of my very best friends because I took the opportunity to seek out a network.