What’s it like to live with Crohn’s disease?
My story begins 15 years ago, but I still remember everything.
The severe stomach pains. Waking in the middle of the night with a burning sensation in my throat – persistent reflux meant that I had to sleep upright. Wincing in pain as I chewed food and my mouth ulcers were stinging. Feeling tired in a way I had never felt before. I’d come home from a three-hour waitressing shift, desperate for a three-hour nap. I just thought that’s what teenagers did.
I remember going all day at uni without eating. I was too scared to. As soon as I did, my stomach would hurt and I’d be rushing to find the nearest toilet and missing a lecture.
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