Because you don't always grow out of it. I've had allergies my whole life. They've never gotten better just more "manageable." I did have about 7 years where I never needed an inhaler (asthma related allergies) and could be around dogs. Those years passed and I'm back to avoiding animals like a plague and taking Claritan D when the cold blows out.
As for Crohns. Well, it's a great dream to me, I'm sure to all of us. But, keeping that kind of hope can be more harmful IMHO. It's sort of like how my family always say I "could" get pregnant. Not that I've given up hope...but it is easier to live with if I just say there will be no children. Sure, I could have kids if I tried IVF (which I've no money for...nor will I have the money for it in any foreseeable future) but it can cause more depression with all the disappointment. Maybe when the stem cell stuff happens...
27/f/CD. 4 CD related surgeries: 2 resections, 2 JP drains, 3 NG tubes, many absesses (including the one my most recent surgery scraped off my ovary) and fistulas.
Currently trying to figure out hip and knee joint pain.
Have lost in these surgeries: appendix, 8 in. intestine, R fallopian tube, gallbladder, 10 in. intestine
Crohns Dx'd: February 2008.
Pentasa (and much mental screaming)
Trying to hang in there until January so I'll have some insurance and can visit a rheumy, neuro, GI, primary, pain control, and possibly a shrink so I could stop crying and living in my own lil pity party. :-P