Crohn’s Complications: Part One

Crohn’s Complications: Part One
Crohn's Disease: 'Crohn's Complications', Part One (Editor’s note: This is the first in another series by Mary Horsley. "Crohn's Complications" will focus on IBD-related complications.) Welcome to my latest series, "Crohn's Complications." I will write about the complications beyond the symptoms and focus on the more extreme medical emergencies that Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis can induce. As mentioned in my "Beyond the Bathroom" series, and as many IBD patients can tell you, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are much more than just bathroom illnesses. Recently, I came across an image on Pinterest that suggested a writer on the film Alien, Dan O'Bannon, drew on his experiences and pain with Crohn's disease to conceive the idea for a scene in which an alien tears through a victim's stomach. The post also stated that, sadly, O'Bannon died due to complications from Crohn's disease. Of course, I shared the image as much as I could. Dan O'Bannon, a screenwriter on the film "Alien," died of Crohn's disease complications. (Imag
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