I know what you mean. But we have to keep in mind that people who come here are often at their worst. They're flaring, their stressed, they need support. And because of that, we most likely don't reflect the actual CD population "statistics". People here ARE sicker. That's why they come here. And the point of the forum is to gain information, support those who need it, and vent. So you are always reading and receiving information from those who are in that mindset. If you were to start a forum called, "I have CD, but here are all the good things happening in my life," you would see a different story. Most of the people here are happy. They love life. It's just that they're really sick right now.
As for you, tsitodawg, I'm sorry for what you're going through. Having a sister with problems is no fun, I really can relate. And I wish she could be there to support you during this rough time. Hopefully one day she'll realize what's she missed and be there for you.
diagnosed: Crohn's Aug 2005
other set-backs: Vasculitis Aug 2006, Sub-total Colectomy (10 inches of colon left) Feb 2007, Ogilivie's Syndrome Mar 2007, Pulmonary Embolism Sept 2007, Collapsed lung Oct 2007, Recto/Vaginal fistula Nov 2007
drugs: Imuran, Remicade, Prednisone, Fentanyl, Warfarin, Flagyl, Cipro, Celexa, Ferrous Gluconate, Acidopholous