Friday, February 18, 2011

Crohn's Disease - You Suck.

Happy Friday, Y'all!

Wish I had something better to report around these parts, but I don't. Today I'm going off "plan" to tell you how much I LOATHE Crohn's Disease.

My Mother has Crohn's. She's had it for quite some time; we actually suspect she's had the disease since her mid-late 20's but was "officially" diagnosed with it about ten years ago.

Mother has been sick, off and on again, for the past two weeks. She had an injection of Remicade last week which really seemed to wear her down. Last night she was rushed to the urgent care, and then the emergency room. As I write this at 1:15AM - I wait to hear from my Father who is with her. Of course I am worried sick.

Can I just say that I hate you, Crohn's disease! You are robbing my Mother of the best years of her life - retirement, grandchildren, enjoying time with her adult children, good times at the island, and so much more. Mother is only 63 but you are trying to wear her down. But, we're going to fight you and we are going to win!   

If you are so inclined, please say a little prayer and/or send a good wish Mother's way. I've seen the ups and downs with this illness more than I care to admit, and the past few days really scare me.

Collars up!


  1. You and your entire family will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.

    Always, Bumby

  2. Crohns is horrible indeed. I hope she can find some relief soon and get back to enjoying life! XOXO

  3. Lori, I am so sorry to hear this.
    I will def. keep your mother as well as you and your family in my prayers.
    (((HUGS))) sweetie-

  4. Lori, I hate hearing that your mom is so sick. Our mom's are very close to the same age and couldn't agree with you more on the BEST YEARS. You are all in my prayers.

  5. I hope that she can find an effective form of treatment. Your family will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord encourage you!

  6. Will certainly do sweetie. I had a student years ago who suffered for the longest before she was diagnosed. She, too, deals with this . . . Keep us posted. A huge hug to you!! xoxo

  7. A friend of mine, who is a nurse and a published writer, wrote the most WONDERFUL book on her daughter's journey with and healing of Crohn's Disease. They worked with a specialist in NC, who has done some amazing things with eating protocols, etc. Tons of people have read her book and have had amazing results. It's on Amazon and in bookstores.

  8. Should have given you the title, too, in case you can't click through on the link above: "Reaching for Answers to Crohn's Disease" by Martha Kalichman.


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