My Crohns Disease
by Skyler Briggs
I am a 21 year old male and i have had crohns disease since i was eight i have had to drop out of school many times because they were not able to accomidate my needs. i went two to three years without a flare-up so i decided to get a job. But in november i started to get sick again. I went to the doctor and they did a colonoscopy but it had to be abborted cuz my intistines were too inflamed so he started me on Remicade, and lots of steroids. i went in about a month later and they were able to do most of the colonoscopy then it had to be aborted again cuz of my inflamation. well i have been in a living hell ever since. I ended up going in for another colonoscopy in late August but it had to be aborted yet again. In the mean time i had to go down to parttime where i work, but it is so bad i dont know if i can keep it up anymore. So after my last colonoscopy my doctor stated that he is going to call in a better specalist from almost over 100 miles away about surgery. four days after that i get a phone call to set up an appointment for a barium enema. I guess what my question would be if i do need surgery how am i going to be able to take care of my ill mother and little brother with no job and no father? Please contact me if you have any advice!!