Enid is a 17 year survivor of Crohn’s disease. Luckily, she has been in remission for 2 years. However, it has come with a lot of bumps and challenges going through 11 surgeries!
She, like many others, are living with an ostomy which can be a challenge at times. This is fairly common after going through 11 surgeries to have an ostomy as there is basically no intestine left in our bodies.
There are a lot of challenges when having an ostomy and some of which is getting into a serious relationship. Having a bag attached to your side isn’t the most attractive thing to an everyday person, but they have to understand what we go through. People can’t be scared of the site of an ostomy bag. It is all part of life with Crohn’s when it gets bad. We are all human and we just may go to the bathroom a little differently than a healthy person.
One of the fears that Enid has is dying before she is 50. She is a mom of 3 kids and leaving our kids too soon is a scary thought. Though Crohn’s isn’t a life threatening disease, if there are major complications, it can happen.
Enid is another person I run for.
Want to help find a cure? Please help me get to my new goal of $2500 and support me and my ‘crohnnies’ help find a cure and run this marathon together.