I found that answering the questions in the survey was actually cathartic. I’ve read many of the stories that other IBD-ers have submitted. Are there common threads that manage, help heal (physically and emotionally), and deal with our lifelong disease that, when mentioned in print just about always has the word “debilitating” after “IBD.” Challenging, yes. Devastating, at times. I hate that! It offers NO hope. Let’s educate ourselves and help one another.