Post Edited (ivy6) : 8/11/2009 12:08:07 AM (GMT-6)
Boy, I really feel you. I had to push back college too. It still took me more than 5 years to get my BA and I went the same way you’re going. I went to a JC for three years (with many setbacks from the disease) and then finished the other two at UC Davis. Since I’ve graduated, I’ve gotten three abscesses and had surgery on two all three have turned into fistulas which drain ick. All of this makes me very worried to try and go to grad school, which I very much want to do but I don’t even know if I’ll get in because my grades suffered at the hands of my not feeling well.
I think you should go back to school despite your problems.
I have been wearing pads every day for well over a year now (I should own stock in Always). I’m on Cimzia now which seems to be helping my CD symptoms (thankfully, since I don’t have many non-surgical options left) but isn’t doing anything for the abscesses/fistulas. I have been wishing for surgery- because of the location of my CD, I would probably need a total colostomy but now that I know you can still get fistulas and whatnot after, I’m not very happy.
Sometimes I suppose it could be worse, I could be dead but then I think well…at least dead people don’t get cramps and D. I don’t know what to tell you except hang in there. Maybe they’ll make a stem cell breakthrough and we’ll all be saved…or something.