Joseph B. said...
I first started getting sick when I lost my girlfriend. My doctor said that most guys 16-18 are getting it and the main cause is the loss of a friend or relationship. That sucked!
Hi Joseph and welcome! I had to read that sentence several times to let it sink in. That does "suck" that a doctor would think, let alone share that. I can't believe it!!! What kind of doctor would make a statement like that?--it's totally irresponsible and totally incorrect! Please know that the loss of your girlfriend did NOT cause your Crohn's! There are those who believe stress can play a roll in a flare up of Crohn's, but it certainly does NOT cause it!
I am sorry you've had to bear both the physical and emotional pain you've recently been through. Life can be very, very trying at times. You sound like you are really taking the bull by the horns when it comes to your Crohn's and are healing physically. That is REALLY GREAT!!! You should be very proud of yourself! Now it's time to heal emotionally, as well. Please seek help from someone in dealing with your loss and moving on--a parent, friend, clergy person, counselor, etc. who will listen and lend support, might be a place to start.
Best wishes to you!
Mom to 16 year old boy diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium w/D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Gradually learning/using more SCD recipes, too! (cooking challenged)