Just a little introduction. I am a 23 year old male, diagnosed with Crohn's 2 years ago. I just got out of the hospital on Monday for a small obstruction, but at least it wasn't as bad as the obstruction I had in January *shudders*. I am back to feeling not so well, but it's likely my rushing back to a "regular" diet. I am to begin Remicade this upcoming Monday, which I am hoping will be the answer to my prayers. I am sure my story is not much different than many of yours; if it's not one thing, it's another. Either headaches, or back pain, or gas/bloating, or abdominal cramps. This disease is just so unforgiving. I may be feeling well for a week, then bam, back to feeling crappy for another week or two. It is hard trying to cope with CD while trying to be as normal as possible. It's even harder when I think about
how much easier others have it; being able to eat what they want, when they want, and not think twice about
it. More often than I care to admit, I end up crying and asking why me. I would gladly give every dollar I will ever make to be rid of this terrible disease.
I didn't expect this post to be so lengthy, but I guess I had some stuff to get off my chest, so to speak. I will try and be more active around here (I've been registered for several months). I have seen many tales of grief and many of encouragement. This is a wonderful forum, community, and resource. I look forward to getting to know everyone
Diagnosed with CD July 2007.