It really sucks that everything I worked so hard for in life has been put on hold for almost two years now due to an illness that I couldn't have prevented, but I suppose a lot of people get dealt a crappy hand, it all depends on how you play your cards. I want to start by saying that having Crohn's disease really sucks, and I know, I KNOW, that I could have a worse life. I understand that I am fortunate to be born intelligent, mostly healthy, and to a good family. However, that does't making having a severe chronic autoimmune disease any easier.
Somedays I feel amazing, as if nothing was ever wrong, and then other days, like today, I feel sick and tired, fatigues and pained, itchy and swollen, achy and bloated, all day. The symptoms come and go, and more often than not they are totally random any unrelated to any medications or activities. I wish that having a diagnoses would mean that I would just feel better, but since there is no cure, I just have to try and manage what symptoms I have at the time, which means anything from Benadryl to Tramadol, Tylenol to Zofran.