Thank you for featuring me and my story, I hope raising awareness about Crohn’s disease can help other 💜💪🏼
“I have always struggled with stomach issues since I was small. When I was a teenager my symptoms started to get worse. I had diarrhoea for days, I was always curled up in a ball or passing out from the intense pain. I had months were I would be badly constipated and couldn’t go to the bathroom for a whole month which I ended up staying in the hospital. Around 12 years ago I was in and out of hospital, getting tests done, seeing a lot of doctors but they diagnosed me with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). I went to other doctors to get a different opinion and was later told I could not eat gluten, wheat and casein (protein of the cow). 3 years ago I was admitted into hospital for a different medical issue where they gave me inflammatory ( NAIDS ) which I told them I couldn’t not have as it would make me feel very ill, despite what I said the doctors went ahead without me knowing. I ended up with server abdominal pain. One week after this they did me a colonoscopy and took some biopsy’s and told me they have found ulcers in my ileum (small intestine). After two weeks I went back for my results to which I got told the one thing I was afraid to hear. I had CROHN’S DISEASE, I remember this moment like it was yesterday, I remember I was crying my eyes out, I couldn’t process what I have just heard. Crohn’s disease runs through my grannies side of the family.
I was put on medication and since then I don’t have bad flares every month, it has gone down to at least two flares in a year which is really good and hoping to get this disease under control.” @kadyshaferrary
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