Lisa describes how she has been feeling since her last Crohn's disease flare more than one year ago.
Hi, I am Lisa. About a year and a half ago I had a Crohn’s flare; happy to report today that I am feeling perfect, perfect, no complaints. I believe the last time I spoke to you it was the start of my flare so they were trying to get my medicines correct and honestly, one of the worst things about having Crohn’s is the medicines.
They had me on steroids and then they had me on more steroids and then they had me on awful Prednisone, which is just the worse. You don’t sleep; you go crazy; you scream at a lonely child in the supermarket, you know, it just makes you insane, jittery. It’s awful drug – Prednisone. Awful, awful drug.
So anyway, they did pretty much stop the flare before it got really out of control but it did take about a month, a month and a half and you had a lot of stomach cramping. But today, I am hardly on any medicine at all. As a matter of fact, I have not even taken it in two days.
Now that I have been healthy for a year and a half I am very happy that I can do my job. I can tell you that being a real estate agent and having Crohn’s is not a good time if you have to drive to appointments, especially in Los Angeles traffic. So that’s one of the biggest reasons why I am so happy that it’s not gone because, all kidding aside, it’s a big mental threat as long as the physical threat of having these appointments and just being stuck in the traffic jam with a client in your car and you just having to go the bathroom. It’s probably one of the most degrading, embarrassing, awful thoughts that you have and to not have that is worth a million dollars.