Crohn's Disease - Under the knife
First of all, I would like to thank all the contributors to this site as there are some excellent stories and personal accounts of Crohn's sufferers and how you cope with daily life. I admire you all for the resilience you display and the motivation you have to lead a normal life.
The purpose for posting here is regarding my sister who has suffered with Crohn's since she was 13 years old. She is now 28 and still battling this terrible illness.
She has been in and out of hospital pretty much every year since she was diagnosed and the latest operation she had was to have her bottom sewn up to prevent further infections in the back passage. She was previously having difficulties in all daily activities, including sitting down, due to the infections she was getting down there. She thought the latest operation (Dec 2011) was going to be the cure for her to get back to some sort of normal life, however, after seeing her consultant on Friday, they say it hasn't worked and that they need to operate again to remove the infected area.
My sister has quite literally given up on beating this and I'm wondering if anyone can give any advice and a bit of hope. I've been trying to convince her to join a forum like this but she doesn't like to talk about her problems to people she doesn't know. I know she's suffering inside and it's difficult for me to see her in the state that she's in. I couldn't even imagine what she is actually going through. Has anyone else been in this situation or do you know someone who has?
Anyways, thanks for reading and I anyone can provide me with some information or motivational stories that I can relay back to her.