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I'm new and checking out the neighborhood. I was diagnosed with crohns when I was 19. Been on every drug on the market. And I really mean E V E R Y single drug. I've had every good/bad side effect and every thing in between. My medical files are the equivalent to encyclopedias. I'm considering starting a t shirt line poetically titled "medically interesting" because every doctor calls me that.
So having crohns for about 12 years, and being a cancer survivor, and now a current ostomate I think medically interesting isn't such a bad thing. Frankly, it could always be worse. I had my ostomy surgery a few months back- I'm still here, I can do everything I did before and I certainly laugh a lot more cause I'm not in constant belly pain. My solution to a a lot of problems is laughing- cause it feels good and its a hell of a lot better then crying about it. Having this disease has taught me a lot of things the most recent lesson- take it as it comes. Everyone's future is unknown, stressing about's pointless. So cheers to throwing our worries in the F*ck it bucket and let's party! :-p
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