CN: internalized ableism/disablism (and much of it); gastrointestinal disease/bathroom talk
It’s 4:30 on a Thursday morning when I type this.
I am in the bathroom.
I have Crohn’s disease.
Crohn’s disease, if you’re unfamiliar, is a “bathroom disease.” This means, first and foremost, that I spend a lot of time in the bathroom. Like on my first day in my new home in Nashville, when I knelt on the new bath mat and laid my head against the cool porcelain of the tub as I spent hours throwing up while my roommate/childhood best friend and my boyfriend chatted…