A Guest Post

A Guest Post From, Maureen Green, How your mental state feels!!!

When I was first diagnosed I felt a sense of urgency to get better and find a treatment that worked so I could get back to work and provide for my 3 kids, as a single mom. When I realized that I wouldn’t get to that point quickly and lost my 50k a year job, I felt a sense of worthlessness, despair, being alone in a sea of something I knew nothing about. I felt like a failure, even though it wasn’t my fault. I felt at fault in some way. I felt guilty about not being prepared and putting my kids in the situation we were in now. I went through deep, deep depression. I went through agonizing loneliness and guilt, I felt like I was trapped in something I didn’t know how to get out of. I felt like I was never going to get better and to suck it up and deal with it. I withdrew into my illness, my kids lives (what I had the energy for) and into my own shell. I didn’t want to be around people and I didn’t want to even try to be in society. I was a nothing, I even felt like a failure as a mom. Crohns Disease affecting the affected person menatally,,,,,,nah!!!!! lol, sometimes I just wanted to die because I felt my kids would have a much better life without a sick mom. That’s how it affected me mentally. Thanks Josh Robinson for this opportunity, I haven’t thought about this in a long time. I really have come a long way since January 2008 when I first got sick and Feb 2008 when I was diagnosed with Crohns Disease, found out I had C-diff and lost my job all on the same day. That was the most marvelous day of my life, lol. heart emoticon you and hope we can get you to where I am one day!!!!!! Be well friend!!!!-#nursemoknows #take steps

Joshua E. Robinson

joshuaerobinson@comcast.net

In Your Darkest Moment Always Remember There is Still Hope!!! 🙂

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Awareness Post;

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Awareness Post;
I’ll use me as the example. Today June 6, 2015. Up for work at 5:30am, going down my front steps at 5:55 had an accident and crapped myself. Back in house, cleaned up re-dressed, called work to inform what happened, made it there by 7:05. About 1:00pm I got nausea so bad I would not have been surprised to had seen my toe nails come out of my mouth. I got the nausea under control with Phenergan, a Xanax and lots of Peppermint Altoids. We have a low pressure weather system going through so my joint pain makes me feel like I have been ran over. This is a very typical day of what it feels like to have Inflammatory Bowel Disease. There are millions of us that live this day I described daily.

Joshua E. Robinson

In Your Darkest Moment Always Remember There is Still Hope!!! 🙂