Do you think a Crohnie like me can live away from home town ?

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Raffi
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   Posted 10/28/2017 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys, I have been diagnosed with this crap disease on the 3rd month of this year and it hasn’t been that bad for me yet.

Anyways my dream was always to live somewhere I can be more happy so I’m moving to Canada from where I currently live and I’m going alone, I have some people there which I know, but they are a little bit far I’m going to Toronto, my cusins are in Montreal.

However I’m anxious about this travel which I used to dream of not particularly Canada but better place for me and the chance is now open for me to take.

I’m anxious because of my health situation, afraid to be alone with it if it gets worse or something and this Jibber jabber.

Do you have any advice or ideas for me ? Do you think it is a good or bad decision? Please help your little brother smile

Post Edited (Raffi) : 10/28/2017 6:01:03 PM (GMT-6)


straydog
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   Posted 10/28/2017 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Raffi, of course you can travel. You work with your dr to find which medication works for you the best. Because you have crohns does not mean that you stop living your life or not have dreams. Don't let crohns or any other condition define who you really are. When you move you make sure that you have enough medication to last until you until you can get established with a new dr.

You are new to crohns & truly you need to educate yourself about the disease. Read at reputable websites only. There is too much garbage on the internet. Same with medications learn about them.

Being anxious is ok but don't let it take over. Take care.
Susie
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Raffi
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   Posted 10/28/2017 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Your answer is really appreciated.

Thank you for understanding me, I know not everyone does.

Do you recommend any reputable website?

Anxious gets worse when symptoms reappear that’s bad because I’m usually getting overwhelmed with the symptom and thinking that I will always be like this :/

straydog
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   Posted 10/29/2017 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Raffi, crohnscolitisfoundation.org is a good website & I also like hospital websites such as the Mayo Clinic. Come here & ask questions, if anyone can help they will. The more you learn about crohns the better you will understand it & the same with medications used to treat.

I do not what country you live in. You mention Montreal & I know the healthcare system there is different from the US. From reading here over the years the Canadian healthcare can be good or bad, it depends on the location where the person lives. My thoughts are if you reside in Canada talk to your dr about specialist where you plan to go & see if he/she can make recommendations. The most important issue is having a dr to take care of you & have access to your medication or at least enough medications to last until you are established. You have to plan ahead to avoid any problems. What meds are you currently on?

Above all, remember, yes you have this disease but that doesn't mean you cannot have a life. You will have some setbacks along the way, however, remember how it feels when you are not having problems.

Take care.
Susie
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Raffi
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   Posted 10/29/2017 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay I will check these websites out.

I don’t want to reveal my country because of the negativity that comes along with its stature.

I’m going to live in Toronto, I will try to dig in for specialists before I go there hopefully all goes good.

I am glad you are being totally honest with me and I thank you for it.
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