My Journey So Far With Crohns

by Wally
(Sydney, Australia)

This is my first time writing about my crohns experience.

Well, first of all my name is Wally and im 20yrs old.

It started out like this
I was fine and healthy all my life till this one night I was on my bed trying to sleep
then all of a sudden I felt this pain in my stomach which I knew I have never felt pain like this before.

I decided to ignore the pain once it went away till it came back 2 days later.

So then I took myself to the doctors and I was told I have reflux.

So I jumped on reflux medication one after the other with no improvement.

I knew something was not right so I took myself to hospital and I ended up staying there for 5 days.

Anyway, cut the story short I was diagnosed with Crohns disease at the age of 18 (2008).

I have been on medication since then and that has not improved me at all.

I was 80kg before crohns.
After crohns I dropped to 55kg.

So these past 2 yrs I have been living in constant pain.

I dropped out of my studies.
There was no hope for me.
I quit playing football since running affects my stomach.

So now I am watching all my school friends live and enjoy there lives and going places while I'm usually at home and can't do much.

My life doesn't get any better.

I need to get a eye transplant because I'm blind in one eye.

And since there is no cure for Crohns
whats the point of my life?

Is it to sit there and see everyone excel and me just sit here.

The only way it can be cured though is dying.

So I guess I'm just going to play the waiting game.

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Sep 12, 2010
Reply To Crohn's Disease Journey.
by: Inna

Hello Wally,

Thank you so much for your sincere story.

I would love to send you my very best wishes to get so much better.

I understand how you feel. I have been feeling hopeless at one point. And I'm sure that most of my readers felt that way too.

I want to let you know that you are not alone. There are so many of us here that will send our support to you. Please, accept the moral support we are sending you. Please, try to feel it and get stronger from it.

There's a hope for Crohn's disease. There are so many options for Crohn's. Just try to possibly seek your family support.

Sometimes life turns around so unexpectedly that you won't even get a chance to notice how fast you will get better until you are completely symptom free.

Best wishes from me and all my readers.
We send you our support.

Sep 21, 2010
I Feel Your Pain.
by: mollydee

I have had crohns my whole life. It sucks and theres no way around it.

If you ever need a ear I would like to hear what you got to say. All we can do is stick together and plow our way through.

I just got out of a 10 day hospital stay. Do you have a good GI? That's the best is to find a good GI who will listen.

My email is if anyone ever is interested email me and I will give or get your phone #. I've never talked to anyone else who has crohns and would love to.

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