Thank you so much scifigal2k, I really appreciate the kind words!
I'm extremely happy to help people out and also make them realize that they're not alone. It really does matter to people to know that others have experienced what they're going through, the physical pain, the psychological effects this disease can have on us, so much that comes with having Crohn's.
It's human nature to want to know about
the unknown, be reassured when fear strikes a person. I wasn't afraid of dying from what was happening to me when I first got sick, I was more concerned about
the what, the "what the *bleep* is going on here?"
Originally started for me in 1973, diagnosis in 1979 and there's definitely been improvements, at least one can get a diagnosis without exploratory surgery or mistaken appendectomy.
In the Miss Dana post I have told a story, a portion of it that's never come out of my mouth to anyone, ever. That's never been typed anywhere, I will always be 100% honest and revealing.
I'm a fighter too, so I like to see others have that mentality if possible, know there's still a life to be lived and others wanting you in their lives.
It's also a bit therapeutic to talk with others about
it, share experiences, there wasn't no internet for me to discuss "ileitis" (haha) and I felt very alone for a very long time.
I also hate to see the nonsense some of us have to go through such as Miss Dana's issue, ticks me off. I'm more than willing to help her fight the good fight, anyone for that matter.
I'll always be here for anyone, as best that I can be. (((scifigal2k)))