Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week |Building Our Story

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week

It is no secret - our family is very aware of IBD {Inflammatory Bowel Disease} but are you?  

  

This week marks the 2013 Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week.  This week I urge you to do some research of your own, find out what IBD is, learn what others are suffering through on a daily basis.  Maybe donate to The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America to continue the search of a cure.  Read real life stories.  Say a prayer.  Or just be aware.  

Here is the face of one who once suffered the affects of a severe case of Ulcerative Colitis.


Thankfully he is not dealing with Ulcerative Colitis any longer but will need to wear an ostomy bag for the rest of his life due to do there not being a cure yet.  

While he is thankful for his bag - he would rather there have been an easier option.  

So for this week - wear PURPLE - when someone asks you why you are wearing purple.  Tell them about what you have learned about IBD.  

Photo: IBD Fact: While genetics is clearly a factor, the association is not simple. It is likely that more than one gene is at work, and just having the genes associated with IBD doesn’t absolutely predict the disease will occur. #Crohns #ulcerativecolitis #CCFAawarenessweek
Photo: How many relapses have you had? #CCFAawarenessweek

Photo: Today is the first day of Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week 2013! What is your #IBDstory? #CCFAawarenessweek



Take care of yourself.  And from Jeremy's experience, if you do not feel well, keep on your doctor's early diagnosis will help you not go into a horrible flair.  

IBD art

Remember that just like some Cancers - IBD is invisible.  Your friends and family might not LOOK or ACT sick but they are.  Invisible diseases hurt too. 


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