2013 – My personal year in review

As 2013 is coming to a close, I’m reminded of what a year it’s been for me.  I don’t always have the chance to reflect on my life, since Crohn’s has made it nearly impossible to live outside of the pain for the day, but 2013 has offered both extreme lows and highs where my health is concerned.

At this time last year, I was spending time at my parents house because my illness became too much for my wife and kids to handle on their own.  The non-stop pain and physical deterioration of a loved-one wasn’t something that anyone should have to experience, and they’d been through enough.  Fortunately for me, my parents live down the street from a medical plaza, which had a gastroenterologist, family doctor and, as luck would have it, a digestive disorder clinic.  This combination started a chain-reaction that would lead me to where I am today.

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