I love all you people. I really do. Great replies.
I told my doctor one time that I heard about a soldier who was shot through the gut and he survived by swimming across a sewage pond but of course became horribly infected. I told my doctor that I felt selfish for even considering my condition "pain" after hearing a story like that. But my GI offered some pretty good advice. He said "Never compare your pain to someone elses.". In other words, it's all relative. And I'm sure that soldier would no more like a case of crohn's than I would like an infected gut wound.
Anyway, I do believe pain and sufferring can make you a stronger more caring person but since we've all become that way can we turn it (the pain) off now???!!!! I really do want to help build houses for Habitat for Humanity and get a better job. But I guess right now I have to take the hand I've been dealt and just make the best of it. Hey, it already got me out of jury duty and I get off of workd once every other month to get my Remicade. Yippee!