My experience with crohn's disease
by Annabel McCoy
(Perth western Australia)
Hi my name is Annabel and I am 20 years old and in year 2004 I was diagnosed with crohn's disease and I lost alot of weight and I was eating at all and then I had to go to hospital and I was in there for a couple of days and then went home. I was put on some medication which were some orange tablets. I was in remission for two years after that because it took me a while to get better and then in year 2007 it came back really serve and then I was hospitalized again I was in hospital for almost two weeks and then I was discharged and went home and then I had to come back into hospital again for some special medication through a drip in my hand I had three doses of the medicine. After I had my three doses of the medicine I was feeling much better. Then last year again my crohns came back servely again just before I was going over seas and then I had to have a colonoscopy and there was inflammation on my bowel and the doctors said I had serve crohns. Then I had to have three doses of the medication again then after that I was feeling muh better to go overseas. Crohn's disease is not a fun illness to have but you have just got to learn to live with the illness and enjoy life and be happy as well.