Hello folks- I'm brand new to this forum and excited to find you folks! I'm 52 and was just diagnosed late Aug with Crohn's - 5 years after being dx with celiac disease. Was also dx type II diabetic last winter. Fortunately, the Crohn's is in a moderate state w/o any obstructions. I have mixed feelings right now. The Crohn's explains why I never really got well after eating gluten-free for all those years so there is hope for the future. The diabetes is mild so no meds needed and hoping it will stay that way. But I'm a little overwhelmed too. I can see that I could be a whole lot sicker than I am but from what I'm reading about Crohn's, it could scare one half to death thinking of the possibilities. But I'm a survivor and do not sit down and feel sorry for myself much - well, sometimes.
Actually, I figured out this week that it's time for me to slow down and get healthy and I've informed several people that I will not be taking on any new commitments over the next several months. A major step for me and one that seems to be well supported so far. I call myself schoolgirl because I've been a "professional student" for many many years and finally finished with an MBA just last year.
I read the OT thread about the old-man driving - boy can I relate!
Dx with Crohn's Aug 2007; celiac sprue July 2002; Type II diabetes Nov 2006. Current meds: Entocort, Asacol, Levoxyl, Fosomax, various vitamin supplements.