Our nine-year old son first developed unusual symptoms just before he turned four. Between his 4th and 5th birthday, he had:
- Three colonoscopies
- Barium x-ray
- Full-Body CT Scan (45 minute x-ray)
- Leukemia Test
- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis test
- Multiple other x-rays
- Multiple other blood tests
Here’s an excerpt from an email I received yesterday as a member of CCFA, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America:
Through the eyes of a 21-year-old Crohn’s Disease sufferer:
Have you ever felt my pain?
Have you ever felt this hurt?
Have you ever wiped away my tears?
Have you ever measured the pains worth?
Have you ever sat in front of your food and prayed for it not to hurt?
Have you looked past the pupils to the thoughts array?
Have you ever tasted the smell of your favorite foods, for it to be taken away?
Have you ever just wanted the pain to go away?
Have you ever wished you could go back, to when there was no pain?
Have you ever hated the comments some have made?
Have you ever been afraid to eat, and ask yourself why?
Have you ever heard the saying you’ll be just fine?
Have you ever had pain just to sneeze?
Have you ever met anyone with Crohn’s Disease?
From the creator of the event: By having events like this, we are trying to raise as much money as possible to help cure Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis.
Thank you for reading this and following jeffnoel.com – Make it a great day. Enjoy your health.