Sure there are "Good"things about Cd, If you use your sense of Humor
*Yes walking outside while feeling good is something I don't take for granted.
*I second that response on the bathrooms. I know where all bathrooms are in public places that i frequent and have on several occassion directed a hurried mother of a toddler or an eldery woman to the closest one. On that note, I have discovered that Casino's have great restrooms. Especially when traveling during the day, they are slower, when u walk in the door, someone always seems to be there to greet u, ask where the restroom is. upon exiting, sit down at a machine, they bring u a drink, put a dollar in and go about your way.
*Know where the great Dr, And Nurses are. Have lots of respect for them.
*Have something to talk to the older generaion about. The young ones just don't talk about poop and pee, but stop by and visit with your gramma and chances are the subject will go in that direction.
I'm sure there are more, but drawing a blank
This disease makes me a more patient, empathetic and grounded person. I am actually more calm than I used to be, because I need to be for my health. I have grown up fast; I am only 23 but often feel a lot older. It has allowed me to put thing in perspective. It has made me more caring, nurturing, and enduring. I am stronger and weaker at the same time. I know I can go through hell with my health and stuff survive, even if it is barely.
I have met all of you.
I may be able to help others with Crohn’s; the possibility of which really excites me. I am going to volunteer my time and communications experience to help my GI establish a patient charter for crohn’s patients, so that all of those diagnosed will be aware of the minimal level of care they should expect to receive.
I didn’t have this kind of service, and as a result, was neglected by my old GI. I love the fact that I may have the opportunity to stop this from happening to others in AUS.
I now understand why the elderly are slower and always in a bad mood...I'm 28 and I'm now one of them.
When my husband complains that he can't work out because his back hurts, I now really do understand that he wasn't just using that as an excuse. The arthritis has been taking over my back now, too, and I have worked out a total of about an hour in the last 2 months (vs the 11 hours a week I used to work out).
I realized a few years ago that no job (or money) was worth it when the stress of the job caused me to flare and lose 30 pounds, when I was already underweight to begin with.