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Crohn’s kicks my butt

I have had Crohn’s all of my life, but was not diagnosed officially until two years ago.
Before I was diagnosed, I couldn’t even walk without stomach pains forcing me to stop. I stopped eating, and I stopped drinking. Because it was better than dealing with the stomach pain.
Of course the steroids helped, but I didn’t feel like myself anymore. I would look in the mirror and see someone completely different

Crohn’s kicks your butt, but it makes you such a stronger person.
Today I can sit here and say I have grown and learned so much from this disease.

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  • thedancingcrohnie moderator
    7 months ago

    Such a great outlook. Crohn’s is certainly a tough disease and I can agree whole heartedly that because of it I am stronger and see life through a completely different lens.

    Keep up the fight. Remain positive, as you are, and never lose hope.

    It’s so nice to have you as part of the community, and thanks for sharing your story. I wish you the best in health!

    Always dancing,
    Elizabeth (team member)

  • wilkinsonnmw author
    7 months ago

    Oh of course!
    I started Stelara a year ago, every 6 weeks and it has put my Crohns under control! I went for a colonoscopy at the begining of February and all of the biopsies that they took came back fine, and I also did not have any inflammation either.
    It’s always important to stay positive throughout everything. Everything can change in a day, but everything happens for a reason.

  • Pam.Kingsland moderator
    7 months ago

    So glad you’re feeling well and I Love your positive attitude, @wilkinsonnmw. Thanks for being here 🙂 – Pam (team member)

  • wilkinsonnmw author
    7 months ago

    Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my story!

  • Pam.Kingsland moderator
    7 months ago

    You’re so right, @wilkinsonnmw… it can kick your butt! But, we must remember, we’re so much stronger than that and we must keep fighting. How are you feeling these days? Are you doing anything in-particular to keep your symptoms under control? Thanks for being here and sharing with us. Warmly, Pam (team member)

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