These are my experiences and although you may have similar ones, do not expect this all to happen to you or your loved one. Each case is different and requires the attention of a specialist, but I'll be happy to answer questions about myself or just talk.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Idea Behind This

I've had the idea of creating this blog for some time now. The purpose of this is to give others with Crohn's disease a chance to read about someone else's experience. Maybe it will give them a chance to say, "Well, at least my case isn't as bad as this guy's," and provide some perspective. Perhaps those with more problems than myself will start their own blog to detail their experiences as well. Overall, I just want those with Crohn's disease to know that there are many people in the world going through many of the same ups and downs in trying to deal with this disease.

Now I've seen a few other blogs out there that tried to do the same as I am now, but the posts had stopped coming years ago. Since there is no cure for Crohn's I know they didn't stop writing because they no longer have to deal with it. Maybe they just moved on and decided no one was listening. I tested my commitment to blogging with another blog which is all for fun and other everyday occurrences. Here I will be concentrating solely on anything that I think someone might want to know. Maybe even just a friend or family member of someone diagnosed and who might not understand what's going on, or what that person is going through or feeling. I will be completely honest in anything that is posted here, so if anyone that I might know reads this hopefully I don't scare them with anything that I write.

This has been, up until now, something that I've tried to hide from nearly everyone that I've come into contact with. I've gone through periods where I didn't care who knew and I'd just tell anyone that asked what was going on. Other times I hid everything I felt and dealt with from all, just letting it bottle up inside of me. Now being open backfires on me quite a bit when I encounter someone too... shallow to be able to wrap their head around the fact that I'm still the same person they knew before I told them I had Crohn's. I don't want to interact with people like that in the first place, but the reactions are painful nonetheless.

Just to give you an idea of how long I've dealt with this I've lived with Crohn's disease since 1994, when I started to show symptoms. I'll be going into more detail as time goes by and I post everything that I've dealt with since then. I've been trying my best to recollect all that has happened over the many years, I know I'm still missing some things, and I'll be trying to go through it all chronologically. It will take quite a while for me to catch up, but bear with me and I hope that this blog will live up to all of the expectations that I've thought it would be able to achieve.