Sometimes we just need a place where we know people are going through the same thing. This blog is for anyone dealing with or having already dealt with a disease, condition, or disability that has affected their life or the life of a loved one. This a place where you can simply express how you feel. I am very fortunate. I have to battle Crohn's disease, which can be very controllable with the right medication. It started suddenly this summer and I am still in the process of getting it into remission. It will get there though, and soon, because I have an amazing group of people supporting me. I have learned many lessons these past months, and I believe I have grown as a person because of them. And that's why I started this. I want people to be able to ask questions and tell stories. I want people to be able to come to this blog for a little hope if they need it. Submit your own posts about what you are going through. We're all here to live our lives to the fullest. Let's do just that. Remember, family is forever. Never lose them or yourself through all of this. There always is an up after every down.
My Crohn’s flare is still not under control. Looks like I will be missing another week of school with only two weeks left. I’m now an hour and a half from everyone I care about besides my family. Pretty depressing circumstances, but I am still staying positive. I know this will end one day. And I have the best support a guy could have.
Sitting in the hospital again. Not knowing when everything will get better is frustrating. But it also is a test of faith and hope. And I still have both. Hopefully the next treatment will work and this disease will finally get into remission. I just want to live a normal life again.
With every passing moment I feel more and more like I got this disease for a reason. As a doctor, I will now have empathy, which I believe is one of the strongest emotions one can have. Not only will I help kids as a pediatrician, but i will be able to help kids with Crohn’s on a level that most won’t be able to match.
With every decline there is an incline. I know that soon enough everything will get better.