My name is Rebecca and I am married to a Crohn’s patient.
My husband was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2007 two months before his 22nd birthday and only one month after we began dating. I have been with him through all stages of his disease- diagnosis, medication, infections, obstructions, and surgery- all in the past six years.
I started Caring for Crohn’s earlier this year as a way to reach out to those in similar situations to mine. There are lots of resources to support IBD patients but not many to support the caretakers. The purpose of the blog is to chronicle what its like to care for an IBD patient but also to educate others about Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis and how these invisible diseases impact every aspect of our lives.
Have questions, comments, or concerns? Comment on the blog or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m happy to respond or help in any way that I can.