Tell us 3 things that are true about you, your condition, or your Health Activisim. Tell us 1 lie. Will we be able to tell the difference?
Ok, I get to tell you 4 different things about me. The fun in this will be can you tell which one of these things is a lie. For the fun of it, I won’t tell you which one is a lie. Instead I would like everyone to leave a message and let me know which one you think is a lie. Maybe, after this Writer’s Month Challenge is over I will let everyone know which one is a lie. So, let the fun begin.
1. I started my activism on 2012 after being in the worst flare of my life. I was coming off a really bad year. Not only had I lost my father in law to Ulcerative Colitis but I then went into a flare that made me go to the bathroom around 30 times a day. I would spend most of the day in the bathroom instead of living my life.
2. I currently treat my IBD with diet only. In January of 2012 I went Gluten-Free and have been using this diet as my medicine. I decided that I was tired of all the side effects from meds so I went off them and decided to use diet only. I am now in remission and was told as long as I keep up the diet I should stay in remission.
3. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease at age 15. Unlike a lot of people, I was diagnosed pretty quickly. I was sick for about a week and when I started getting worse instead of better, I saw a pediatric GI who put me in a hospital for tests. After almost a week I had the diagnoses. Overall it was about 2 weeks.
4. One of my biggest fears about my disease is that one day I will have to have my colon removed. In the past this really scared me because I thought my life would be over. Now I know my life will go on…but it still scares me a lot.
So now you get to guess which one of these statements is false. Let me know in the comments below.