Pauric’s Story

This is my Crohn’s story, which hopefully will not be too long. I first got diagnosed in November of 2018, but my symptoms started in 2013, it really started with loose stools after some meals which lead to needing to use the toilet 5 to 6 times, feeling bloated and having cramps in a short…

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The emotional side of an ostomy

There are many reasons for getting an ostomy. Some people with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis will opt for the surgery at the recommendation of their doctor, while others essentially have no choice because of cancer or another life-threatening illness. Since an ostomy requires consistently wearing a pouch or bag on the body that collects…

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Edit’s Story

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of twenty. My symptoms started with the constant bowel movements, at some point almost twenty a day, and a rapid twenty-pound weight loss. The doctor informed me that my case was one of the worst and most advanced he has seen. I had been using medication…

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