Today is World Crohn's and Colitis Day...the very first one ever~ You may remember Josh Golder who has stopped by here a few times...he is the True Guts guy. By the way, go there and see the new movie clips. Nice. Really Nice.
World Crohn's and Colitis day was his idea and he wants everyone to take a moment and talk about it. (because people really don't talk about IBD. Crohn's and Colitis involve gorey bathroom issues that most folks have a hard time talking about.
Here he is talking about Crohn's and Colitis Day on YouTube, giving ideas on how to celebrate:
Anyhow, there is nothing happy about having Crohn's or Colitis. You might go into remission. You might stock up on some great bathroom humor. You might develop a great relationship with a gastroenterologist. But, really those are the minimal high points.
Crohn's is incurable. It is chronic. It isn't something that ever goes away completely with any medicine. It is painful, embarrassing, and a downright pain in the ass, for the patient, and for their family.