I’m also scared because Crohn’s disease has a stronger genetic component. I think this fear is a little bit irrational. I have been reassured by friends more knowledgeable than I and some ridiculously smart doctors that the difference is not statistically significant. But what can I say? I can be pretty emotional. I know I want to have kids someday. And I know I’ll feel awful if I pass along this disease. So I worry a little. I’m trying to shake that one.
It’s also a bit alarming to know that my disease is also in my stomach and small intestine. I orginally thought this meant that the disease can pop up all over the place in my digestive tract. And while it can, Dr. Rubin e-mailed me immediately after my panicked update to friends and family to assure me that it is highly unlikely that my disease will do that. Once it picks a spot, it apparently likes to hang out there. So that is good news. My Crohn’s already has its home in my body.
All in all, it’s just a name. My disease is the same disease I’ve had for seven years. It’s still Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It just has a new name. Still, if you want to donate to help ease my current mental freak out, I’d appreciate it a whole lot. I want to hit that $5000 mark and kick my Crohn’s in the face. Click here to help me .
Have you ever gotten hung up on a name? What’s in a name? Got any big news to share?