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 caringforcrohns@gmail.com. I’m happy to respond or help in any way that I can.


3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. thecagedbirdstillsings  |  December 17, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Hi Rebecca! I just wanted to let you know, that I appreciate all the resources you have compiled and respect your ability to care for your entire family with endless support. I am a crohnie like your husband. I have nominated you for the reality blog award. this link will give you direction. http://thecagedbirdstillsings.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/thank-you-for-your-support/

  • 2. asizCreatives  |  February 8, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    I just wanted to tell you that I love your blog and I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award because I think what you do is a true inspiration. Thank you for writing and inspiring me!
    Here is the link to my nomination:

  • 3. Edward Wilchins  |  March 4, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Hi Rebecca. I am a 43 yr old life long sufferer of Crohn’s; I’ve had 3 small bowel resections, Acute Pancreatitis from Imuran, and damage from the 7 yrs I was on Prednisone, in the 70-80’s, when they didn’t know any better.

    I was in the hospital last week w/something I’ve never experienced, and thought could be added to your glossary.

    Intussusception – the patients bowel ‘telescopes’ into itself, which usually occurs in children, and is extremely dangerous when it occurs in adults. I leave it to you to make the definition, which I got from the Mayo and WebMD sites.

    Thank you for creating this for all involved.


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