Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Newly Diagnosed? You can beat Crohn's
I must say, 11 years ago as a healthy 21 year old, I was shocked to wake up from a colonoscopy, still heavily medicated, seeing about 5 versions of my doctor..to hear "You have Crohn's Disease" This all came about quickly, and I just heard "Disease" and started planning my own funeral. I look back on the past 11 years....No, nothing is normal, I crap several times a day (more than you do in a week), have constant cranky-ass, and have pain all the time. That being said, I play soccer 5 times a week (at 32 years of age), ran a marathon, and still run competitively. So, if you are newly diagnosed...drop me a line. Life with Crohn's is not a cake walk...but it can be quasi-normal! Stay tuned for the story of how I crapped my pants walking through Manhattan on a date...and stealthy cut my underwear off and dropped them through my pant leg without the lucky lady noticing!