Ok so now that I've got your attention I just want to say thanks! We are all dealing with a heck of a lot of crap (haha) and it's so nice to know you are all here with a shoulder, suggestions, empathy, expertise, hope and compassion! Although I've only met one of you in person -- very cool thing to do by the way, and talk (email) offline with another I really feel you're all here for me in one way or another and i truely appreciate that!
I really value the relationships I'm building with the folks I alluded to above and hope I have the opportunity to do so with more of you in the future!
It took me so long to go public with my Crohn's - for years even good friends didn't know (which is why i lost a lot of them)...but lately it's been a lot easier to be honest with myself and others and not be scared nor embarrased...and you all have a lot to do with that- so thanks!
I've been involved with some things here in Arizona lately and have even been in the position where I have spoken about my Crohn's in front of hundreds of people. It's liberating in a way- and you know what???? I am SHOCKED how many people have Crohn's or have a family member or friend with Crohn's...
so anyway- thanks to you all for being here not just for me but for everyone who visits healingwell.com. this is really a great community!