I'd like to make something clear once and for all. If I am at a doctor's office and you are the nurse - when you read in my chart that I have Celiac Disease it does not....I repeat...DOES NOT open the door to discussing your digestive issues.
That means launching into disgusting, detailed descriptions of what happens when you eat foods with gluten is unwelcome. Isn't this hour all about me? This is not the time to swap shit stories. And I don't even have shit issues. I find that kind of ironic. I'm one of the few Celiacs who doesn't have that problem. So I'm extra-unqualified.
How about we all agree that unless I am your doctor or your nurse you don't tell me anything about your bathroom issues? Does that sound fair? I've got enough going on with my health and kids' health...I really don't have the energy for this polite-I-hope-you-stop-talking-soon poker face that I am attempting to maintain.
Don't get me wrong, I feel like I am a helpful person and exchange gluten free ideas with others. I highly recommend the Celiac Listserv - an amazing online community of helpful people. Now that's another place to tell your shit story. See? That's appropriate.
It's easy. Nurses, you can do it, too. Clink on the link if you think of an interesting poop story.