The Disabilities You Can’t See

The Disabilities You Can’t See
We all know medical ribbons. There are dozens of colors representing medical conditions: Pink for breast cancer, red for heart disease, green for cerebral palsy, purple for Crohn’s. There actually are dozens of medical conditions represented by each color. These bring awareness and education to the world. Awareness weeks and months exist for the same

Knowledge is power when living with IBD.

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2 comments

  1. Paul Tarantino says:

    Crohns since 1979. My advise is to go out and enjoy family and friends. Sometimes when not feeling well l go out anyway. Why? Not because I’m denying or stubborn but I have found it is good for the spirit. I may not eat or hit the rest room but I will be with friends and laugh with them or catch up. At time I started ill then the episode was gone. I learned when to fast and when to eat. When to stay home and when to go out. After 38 years of having Crohns and much experimentation I learned how to live with it. I’m now a retired Oncology Nurse and I always told my patients not to let the disease take more away from you than necessary.I learned this not in a book but by living it every day. So go out and enjoy.

    • Lisa Burks says:

      Wow, you have a great attitude about not letting your disease consume the person you are as a whole. I love it! Laughter really is good medicine. I don’t want my life to go by without having actually lived it. I like how you said “Don’t let your disease take more away from you than necessary”. Good to live by! I just have learned through some not so good experiences, that as much as I don’t want to be held back due to my conditions, there are times where it truly is in the best interests to take a day off and rest. I don’t just have Crohns disease though, and even as severe as it can be, my Crohn’s is not always my most debilitating condition.
      I hope that you are doing well! 🙂 Take care my fellow Crohn’s warrior!!

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