Posted 8/24/2007 7:04 AM (GMT -8)
So I have been recently diagnosed with crohn's at 19, but have been suffering since I was about 17. Lately, I've just been feeling really down, because of the disease. I would love to wake up one day and go a whole day without feeling symptoms. My family/friends/boyfriend are really supportive, but when it gets right down to it they don't know what's like to feel that pain and on top of the pain all the lovely things that accompay it. I really can't believe how much I use to take my health my for granted. I guess part of me is terrified too. I mean I'm only 19. What is this disease going to do to my body in 10, 20, 30 years?? My uncle, who also suffers from Chrohn's, has been hospitalized twice and the last time he was he went down to like 90 lbs and was in the hospital for a month. I know I have to accept this disease as part of me, but lately have been clinging to my life prior to CD. Just had to get this off of my chest. And now I feel a little better.