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My Disease, Our Struggle

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I just wanted to point everyone to Cheri’s blog where she wrote a wonderful piece on our first experiences with me being treated for both my perianal abscesses and Crohn’s Disease.

He is strong. He fools most people. His co-workers and classmates do not know that the words “Crohn’s Disease” now sit under his name in medical files. They do not ask about the three pills he takes quietly at lunch, nor are they aware of the eleven others he will take throughout the day. Each month, while working a fulltime job and completing his master’s degree, he still must carve out even more time to devote to this on-going battle. This monthly routine includes, not only visiting Target for refills of his many prescriptions but also remembering to have has his blood drawn, meeting with his surgeon and waiting, sometimes hours, for his appointment with his gastroenterologist.

You can visit her site for the full post. (Link)

Written by Eric Spiegel

February 18, 2008 at 4:00 pm

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  1. It seems like your site is helping many deal with the problems they have and the information you are providing is a real service to some. I encourage you to keep speaking out about your experiences so that others can be informed.

    Unabridged observer

    March 4, 2008 at 7:14 pm

  2. I’ve had Crohn’s for 8 years now and I just got my first perirectal abscess WOOHOO!! I’m sorry u got to go through this now but just a lil advice: Take the meds the doctor gives you exactly how he/she tells u to take it, but at the same time if u feel like a med is creating worse side effects than the disease itself tell ur doc that u ain’t havin it, and opt for a switch. PS Mercaptopurine is almost as evil as prednisone (which should never be an option)


    October 7, 2008 at 3:09 pm

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