I just had to share. I don't get on this forum much anymore, normally when I feeling kinda sad and just wanna know I am not the only person going through this. I began my journey here back in 05 while on TPN, covered in horrible cystic acne, blown up from steroids, and struggling to make sense of my 25 year old life taken from me, or so I thought.
Now I have been engaged, diagnosed, married, moved 6 times, had a baby, divorced, living off welfare, getting disability, and now returning to school online. It has been one hell of a "5years"!!! but I made it and I can remember hearing all the horror stories and feeling like life was over for me. Somehow we persevere and for that become all the more wiser.
So to all the people who have been around, thank you, and for all the new people...remember it is just a diagnosis not a death sentence. I for one, think that crohn's has made me stronger and smarter. I have been able to relate to illness and health issues with people now more than ever, and I am actually thankful for that.
But the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish.
Finally awarded disability after 4 long years! Thank God for attorneys!
Dx'd with Crohn's colitis May 05, spread to ileum as of 08'-- Currently on Humira every 2wks, Pentasa, Entocort, Phenergan,Zantac, Ambien