i have crohn's in the terminal ileum. i have not been able to lay on my stomach for months now, it hurts right in the upper center of my abdomen if i do. also, i can't crouch/bend down for very long. and when i stretch, if i put my arms back too far, same thing. it's always that same area that hurts, hardly ever does my right side hurt, i mean, nothing even comparable to the pains i get in my upper center abdomen. it's been exceptionally worse lately. my whole abdomen is so puffed up i feel that if i was poked hard enough my intestines would shoot out like silly string! just want to know if that's normal (what the heck IS normal with this disease!?). i have been pretty good sticking to the low residue foods since my popcorn incident, but it feels like after i eat my food stays high in my gut. almost like i over-ate. i feel like i am going to turn into a giant blueberry like violet in willy wonka and the chocolate factory
any input would be sincerely appreciated!