Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Newly Diagnosed Teen?

It can be scary when you first get diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. I vividly remember my first diagnosis and the first couple of weeks. I had some great resources and great people. If you want to talk, or check out some good books on dealing with Crohn's Disease...let me know. I would be glad to help out.


Anonymous said...

Hey there,
I was just diagnosed this week after having issues for a couple years now. Would love to read get a good book to introduce this thing to me in a "positive" way. I don't feel like this is the end of the world really... but some other resources make it sound that way. BTW - THANK YOU for doing this blog- it's a really nice place to learn and see that others are going through the same challenges-, cheers from Toronto, Ben 29 new to the Crohn's club! yeah baby!

Scottie and ames said...

Ben -
Welcome to the club. Sorry for just responding..I thought i had already done so. (Will of Iron: Principles for Healthy Living is an awesome book. Very positive. The guy went from a sickly kid to Mr. Universe

jennifer said...

hey, i was diagnosed with crohn's at the beginning of this year and after a few hospital stays and a cocktail of meds i've just (within the past month) have been having "good days." reading your blog makes me feel semi-normal, if that's possible at this point. unfortunately i know no one that is going through this and my family and fiance don't understand it, i don't think.. this is a very alienating condition. but thanks a lot for putting out this blog, i think it helps.

jenn, 21, tampa, fl

Jaimie said...

Hey. I am going to check out this book. I'm 29 and I've had Crohn's for 14 yrs. Everything seemed to stop working for me, but I am trying Humira (I'm on my 3rd week). I really haven't seen much of a difference yet, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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