35/f proud single mom of 2
Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002
Diagnosed with IBS 2007
Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2008
Up to now I thought I am the only one in the family with Crohns, but the last couple of days my cousin who is 29, is being tested for Crohns as well. Our grandmother always suffered with bowel and stomach problems, but never received an official diagnosis, and died at the age of 84 from old age... My mother though never had any problems and has the healthiest stomach and bowels in the world (I envy her!)
My biggest fear is for my children, aged 12 and 8. I had my first symptoms at the age of 25, I can't imagine having to go to school and sit in classrooms with my symptoms... Our pediatrician knows about my Crohns though, and always keeps a very close eye on both of them.