So I've been off school for around two weeks in total since September for my ibs, as the flare ups were very bad, causing me so much pain I was rolling around in bed all day and night. So my school have complained about my attendance, which is fair and I understand, however not my fault in the slightest. I tried speaking to the head of year, explaining the situation how I'm always back and forth to the doctors for tests etc, and apparently it isn't good enough. Therefore, I gave up and let all the teachers complain about my attentdance thinking I was ill with some stomach bug or whatever. I had parents evening tonight, and of course my English teachers said my attendance wasn't very good. So your step mum is meant to stick up for you right due to the reason why I've been off? Well they all literally made fun of me. I was called over dramatic and thinking I'm dying, also another teacher said ''maybe that's why she's good at drama". If they think this is going to make me work harder, they can think again!! Is it just me that thinks no one understands the pain ibs gives us? Everyday I'm in fear that a flare up will happen, everyday I'm always having a dodgy stomach. No one cares, just wish they knew how bad it hurts and how bad it can affect your life. I feel so so worthless, I can't help what's wrong with me, I can't just get up and get on with it when it hurts. It's painful, and not even my family understands.