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Living with Crohn’s Disease: My Story, Chapter 7

In late March of 2007, we were getting ready to go on a cruise with some friends of ours. We were so excited! With stops in Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica, we knew we were about to have the time of our lives. And we did. We partied our little tails off. It was so. […] Read the whole post!

Living with Crohn’s Disease: My Story, Chapter 6

On December 3, 2004, I started the day in a beautiful guest room with all my best friends around me. My best friends, who on this day, were more than friends – they were my bridesmaids. As we ate breakfast from the display of fruits and pastries that only Tone (a friend of our family) could make so […] Read the whole post!

Living with Crohn’s Disease: My Story, Chapter 5

My journey picks up again in April 2004. The day was finally approaching: My Missionary was coming home. He had been gone 2 years. For the past 2 years, all I’d seen were pictures like this: But he was finally coming home. I would finally see his face. Here he is with his Dad, who […] Read the whole post!

Living with Crohn’s Disease: My Story, Chapter 4

When I decided that I wanted to share my story, I spent hours contemplating just exactly how I thought it should sound. Was I aiming for funny? Did I want to inspire? How could I keep it from sounding like complaining? Should I be brutally honest about the gory details? Unfortunately, I let years go by without any action. I thought about it all the […] Read the whole post!

Living with Crohn’s Disease: My Story, Chapter 3

When faced with anything unknown, the first instinct is typically to just soak up as much information as possible, and learn as much as you can. And that’s exactly what we did. We became like sponges – and what we learned was pretty scary. Despite the delightful and hilarious way we found out what I was wrong with me, (my Crohn’s Disease diagnosis) this disease sounded […] Read the whole post!

Living with Crohn’s Disease: My Story, Chapter 2

I remained fairly symptom free for the next couple years. I always had canker sores, but I didn’t know those were symptoms of anything. In the summer of 2000, a good friend of mine and I were shopping for an apartment. She decided that she wanted to go to school in Utah since she had some […] Read the whole post!

Living with Crohn’s Disease: My Story, Chapter 1

People tell me all the time, “I don’t know how you got through that – I could never do it.” To say I find that amusing is an understatement. It implies that because of some heroic effort or superhuman abilities – I was better equipped than the next person to withstand the pain and suffering that came along with a […] Read the whole post!

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