Living With Crohns Disease
Welcome to my personal website, Living With Crohns Disease! Unless you have Crohn’s or have lived in close proximity with someone who does, you can’t possibly know how difficult this disease is to deal with. It is something that affects an individual day-in and day-out in various ways and its effects can be triggered by various unknown factors within the body, many of which are simply the best guesses of researchers and medical professionals. Things such as stress, the diet and types of foods a person eats, and their level of physical activity, may all have implications in the condition of a person living with Crohns.
I’ve been living with Crohns disease for about seven years and not a day goes by in my life where I don’t think about it; the condition affects me in everything I do. So I’ve created this site to inform, instruct, and educate those living with Crohn’s disease and the people who surround and interact with them.
Living out each day while battling a chronic condition requires an immense amount of bravery. I’ve had people tell me they feel like they should be scraping it off the walls after I’ve released my barrage, but many times I can’t help it. Hopefully as I go through the various topics of this website and relate my own struggles and experiences to you, I’ll help you to better deal with the unearthly things this disease does to your body.
If you are unfamiliar with what Crohn’s Disease is, find out all about Crohns here.
Diseases like Crohn’s can be particularly difficult to deal with because not only does it cause pain and discomfort, but the nature of the condition itself isn’t easy to talk about or admit around friends and even family members. I’ve encountered several friends and acquaintances who have the disease, and have found some to be very open about their condition.
As for myself, I have never been the type of person who finds it easy to be open with complete strangers about what I’m going through. Maybe you can relate.
Always having to think about the next time you’ll use a bathroom (and where to find that bathroom) is a nuisance, and then having to deal with the noises and smells that result is enough to make even the most outgoing person into a quivering coward.
I do my best to talk plainly and openly on this website about what it’s like to have Crohns disease. My goal is to write about everything that I know from the hours upon hours of extensive research that I’ve done, as well as to share my own personal experiences and stories.
There’s plenty of stuff to look through, so go for it.