I have Crohn's Disease, and I have kids. I'll be talking about these two topics a lot. Quite frankly, Crohn's can be pretty gross (actually, so can kids). I'm going to try and be honest and blunt about my experiences. Some of them involve some medical intervention and topics that people don't generally discuss (it's not polite). But it's part of my life story, and it will help people better understand this little-understood illness. I'll try to provide fair warning when I write posts that may address some uncomfortable matter, but I intend to be as forthcoming as I can.
Also, please note that this is just my story. Crohn's - or any illness, acute or chronic - will impact each individual differently. Some medications, diets, or treatments will work for some and not for others. That is nobody's fault. The severity of illness and symptoms will vary for people, as well. But every single patient deserves some understanding and a hug.
Thank you for your support and understanding!
I am not a doctor, nor am I a lawyer. The opinions expressed here are my own.