I remember when I first got sick with CD. I missed my last two years of High School, get home schooled for my last year. When I went to college I wanted a normal life again and I vowed I would get it. I kept believing that things would get better, and they did. I went into remission and stayed there for probably close to 10 years. From what I have read here on the boards, I am amazed that I was able to go that long without any meds.
Things of course change and I no longer have those carefree days. But they do exist. Things may seem bad now, but they will get better. Find yourself a good GI. Do some research. I have had CD for about 20 years now and I am just finding a good doctor that can help me. Part of my problem is that I took my remission for granted and kind of ignored the CD. I have since learned to coexist with my CD. I have my bad days, but I never let it get to me. If I find I can't get of the toilet, I just dose up on Immodium. If I am having pain, I just take it easy that day.
Don't take everything you read as a gaurentee that it will happen to you. You are your own person. You can get better and go the rest of your life with no complications. Also, if it helps, find a good therapist and talk things out with them. You would be amazed how much that can help.
Take care, get well and enjoy life. Also, let us know how things go. Many people on here are helpful. Also, check out www.ccfa.org They are very helpful with coping and understanding of the disease.
I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586
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