After ‘Taking One for the Team’ for Years, It’s Good to Know I’m a Member

After ‘Taking One for the Team’ for Years, It’s Good to Know I’m a Member
While growing up, I never felt as if I was a part of a team. I was the second of four children. The oldest was a boy and the two youngest were girls who were born only 20 months apart and shared their bedroom. Everyone call them the girls, which made me feel weird since I was a girl, too. I was not included in the girls, and my brother had special privileges because he was a boy. I felt sort of drifted apart from all of them, not fitting in anywhere. None of my siblings have Crohn's disease. They all are perfectly healthy individuals ran
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One comment

  1. Courtney says:

    I also have this issue but I am in my 20s. When I try to work full-time, outside the home, it always leads to a flare. My body can’t handle it, so I work from home. It gets sad sometimes because I imagine who I would be without the disease and see a very successful person. However, there have also been moments where I’m thankful I didn’t end up with certain jobs. It can be very difficult because I am an intense, driven person. However, we have to learn to live with what we’ve got.

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