Crohns

All posts relating to MY Crohns

Moving On.

Being told you have an incurable condition is pretty mind boggling at the best of times. There is so much that runs through you head: what if it never hits remission, what if the meds don’t work, what if I need endless surgeries, how much pain will I have to put up with, when will it stop? It takes an indefinite amount of time to get comfortable with this, with your new found skin. I didn’t handle it pretty well. I suffered through a range of emotions: starting with constant crying, to welling up every time I thought about my…

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By definition…

Crohn’s is a long term chronic illness. There is alot about it that takes a long time ot digest and accept. For being just about 6 months into all this shit (ha!), I think it is reasonable to say that I’ve pretty much accepted alot of what will happen to me. That my illness is serious, despite its ability to disappear and reappear without notice. That my medication is necessary to my survival. That my family will always try their best to understand, despite not being able to feel my pain completely. That I have limitations. That I have a…

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Understanding

“I dont want you to be sorry, I just want you to understand” Is this asking too much? I dont want to put all my eggs in one basket and rely on someone else to make me happy. I want to do it for myself.

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Work. Life. Annoyances. Complications. Frustrations. Admissions. Guilt. The usual.

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Reading

I follow and read alot of blogs by people who suffer from Crohn’s. Being a relative newbie to all of this ‘crohnic illness’ stuff, I find the words of others, their experiences and opinions very reassuring. But it does make me wonder. I really don’t mean for any of this to come across as ‘bragging’ about how ‘easy’ I’ve got it / had it, but relatively speaking my experiences with Crohn’s is nothing compared to others. And yes, comparing different people with the same condition – one which varies tremendously from person to person – is completely naive and stupid,…

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