I had no idea just how serious Crohn's Disease was until mine got worse. I was sitting in the doctors office last week listening to him tell me what my treatment options were. I thought I could get over this like you get over a really bad cold, but I was wrong. Every day I will be fighting for my life. Every single day...forever. I dont know how I didn't realize this before. I have really good days and really bad days and days in between. I thought it was normal. I was taking life one day at a time and didn't realize I was getting worse. I didn't realize how much life I was missing.
I found this picture and thought: "this is my life," except it doesn't talk about how painful this disease can be. It doesn't talk about the good things either, which I am learning about. Like did you know that the symbol for Crohn's Disease iz a butterfly? Butterflies are one of my favorite things. I used to tell my husband that if I every passed early I would send him butterflies so that he would know it was me. Fitting huh?
Crohn's Disease is an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). I think IBD awareness is important. Way too many people have this disease, but you just don't know it. It is invisible. They call people with IBD Warriors. I think that is a perfect name because we are fighting. We arr fighting for our lives.
I will be starting a new Biologic Therapy in a few weeks and it scares me. I was reading about the drug that I will be taking and learned that it is a form of chemotherapy. I just watched my husband go through chemotherapy treatments. My dose will be much smaller and much more spreadout, but I know what it does to your body. But the doctor says it works and that I should reach complete remission. I'm looking forward to that. He says "soon you'll feel like Superman!" Now that will be a greay day!
Until next time my friend!
Hi there! Welcome to Grace In A Glass. My name is Danielle and I am so happy that you are visiting this site today. We all have something in life that we are working to overcome. I began blogging about my struggle with overcoming Esophageal Dysmotility and Crohn's Disease with the hope of reaching others with words of encouragement and hope. Thank you for letting me share my stories with you, and hope you have the most wonderful day!