My name is Sarah.
I am in my early-thirties.
I am a single mom.
I have Crohns Disease.
Crohns Disease is an auto-immune disorder that attacks the entire digestive tract causing inflammation which leads to ulcers, malnutrition, obstructions, fistulas and a host of other horrible symptoms. It is a life long disease and as of right now, there is no cure. There are some drugs out there, some very new some very old, that treat this disease but unfortunately in this day and age it’s a battle. A person with Crohns Disease has to choose between weathering the symptoms of the actual illness or the horrible side effects of the drugs ie: organ failure, arthritis, and a collage of symptoms I hope the rest of the world can manage to do with out.
When I first got sick, then when I first was diagnosed, I had no idea what I was facing. What was on the internet regarding IBD was very vague and unimpressive. I felt incredibly alone, and I didn’t know where to turn. Through my posts, I hope that at least one person, one person newly diagnosed, or a veteran of this disease, doesn’t feel alone.
I am determined to bring Crohns Disease to the forefront. There are so many people out there suffering and suffering in silence. We need to be heard.
We need a cure.