My daughter has Crohn's. It has messed up her insides and she has been sick from the latest outbreak for over a year now. She has been patiently healing and putting up with the pain of it for soooo long. We thought she was going to be able to have the drains removed and the temporary colostomy reversed by summer, but instead she has to undergo another procedure very soon to make the colostomy more permanent "for awhile", until things heal up a bit better. The big bombshell the surgeon delivered on Monday is that, in this procedure he may find that the tissue is unable to sustain the staples he plans to add. If that is the case, he will have to close up the existing colostomy and open a new one on the other side of her abdomen. She called me. We cried. A lot.
Crohn's is a hateful, horrible, incurable disease that just makes life a living hell and turns healthy, vibrant people into semi-invalids (or worse). I am furious at the disease. And my heart hurts.