I am a 30+ year old woman that was diagnosed with Crohn’s in January of 2016. I survived my childhood by avoiding dairy and red meat but was never diagnosed with anything. In January, my life was changed. I had a large mass that blocked my intestines. 4-5 feet of intestine had to be removed. Labs confirmed the mass was not cancerous but I was diagnosed with Crohn’s. Since then, I have changed doctors more frequently than the seasons. I believe I finally have a specialist I can work with. I am a horrible patient as I have tons of questions and am very interested in returning to a normal life.
Freedom is life for me and Crohn’s has taken my enjoyment. Trying to find enjoyment in life now has been a challenge but I am hopeful that my life can return to being more than just getting through the day. I may be triggering to those with eating disorders and I likely have one but will not be diagnosed as my weight is not below a normal BMI. It is not intentional but please do not read my nonsense if discussions about weight are triggering.