Hi there. I'm 20 years old, was diagnosed with Crohn's disease when I was sixteen in 2013. I have had only one surgery and only a few hospital admissions. Currently, I am not on any medications. On the whole, I have been SO lucky. I don't know why, but the biggest struggle I have with crohn's disease is my fear of colon cancer/early death. Right now I live a very very active life, and my disease only minorly inhibits me from living the way I want to. I go to college away from home, and can even occasionally have a drink! I don't know why it is that I have such horrible anxieties over the worst of the worst of what could happen to me, especially when they're not happening now. I so want to accept that this disease is a part of my life and manage it in a healthy way, but every time I'm forced to think about my disease I just completely shut down because I'm just so afraid of dying. Does anyone else feel this way or is it just me? If anyone has, is there any specific ways you've tried to deal with this feeling?
Best wishes for a great day and a happy year ahead. Hugs.
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