GRANDCHILDREN. Ok, I know that's not possible.
My daughter brought my two darling granddaughters up to visit us (me, my husband, and youngest daughter) I haven't seen them since Dec. 07. and was missing them so much. They stayed for a week and then my husband and I flew back with them to visit for 5 days.
During the time they were here and the time we spent at their home, my DD seemed to almost "disappear". For the first time in so long, I was able to eat without pain and had almost no D. (I'm sure that was the colestipol I'm taking; finally seems to be controlling the D) I'm finding that I can eat foods I haven't touched in a long time. (I had resection surgery in April, which removed a stricture). Slowly trying to get to a "normal" diet.
This experience has only reinforced my belief in the mind-body connection. I know that no amount of positive thinking can take away this DD, but feeling happy and content can certainly make a difference. Or, maybe it's just time for a long-awaited remission. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Whatever the future brings, I'll just keep enjoying the good days, taking my entocort and remicade, and hoping for the best. 43 years with this DD is a long time!
Sending you all hugs and best wishes.