It's been close to two years, I think, since I've posted. I've been dealing with severe depression and kind of "participating" in a further implosion of my life. Not that I'm the only one, of course, but I just couldn't handle being online mentally and physically. Physically because sitting at a computer and typing is quite painful (bad rotator cuffs). And I'm sure no one could have stood my whining anyway.
I spent this time trying to treat my pain and depression with meds that finally turned on me and made it all worse and then I had to go through the horrendous process of getting off said meds. That was the hard part! Hoo boy!!!
But I finally have those offenders out of my system and am doing a bit better. I still have depression and pain on top of this darn disease, but at least I'm not thinking about jumping off a parking deck on a daily basis anymore.
I've missed the support of this site as it's a lonely ride at times without fellow crohnnies.
50 yr. old. Ileocolitis. CD since early teens, misdx'd until age 36. Hemicolectomy-left side in 2001. Disease returned in 2003. Arthritis, episcleritis, chronic pain due to surgeries (nerve damage, adhesions) and disease. Recently dx'd scoliosis. History of endometriosis. Severe depression past two years.