Its the shits …in every way, every aspect. Pun intended. I’ve spent too much of my life trying to hide it, letting it take my life. I made it out up on top too though.
I asked this question in each interview with my family members and it was really interesting to see how they differed! My mom didn’t want to go into much detail because she felt Crohn’s didn’t deserve the credit, you’ll see what my dad & sister said later this week.
Yes I was always scared. Who was going to take care of you, my girls? I didn’t want to be sick, I wanted to be like everyone else. I was in serious denial. I spent a lot of timing thinking I wasn’t sick. I felt like I couldn’t be sick, didn’t have time for it. But I was terrified when I was at my worst.
I’ve learned that I have Crohn’s disease. There is no denying it, changing it, it is who I am. They make these meds for a reason, to be taken. It is important to find a good doctor, you have to believe yourself, but they have to believe you too. It is important to educate yourself about the treatments & consult on those with your doctor.
Just because it is invisible doesn’t mean it isn’t real. And please don’t give me advice on how some oils, acupuncture, herbs, medicines, or other diet is going to heal me.