User Stories: Crohn’s Disease

“I am 27 years old, and have had Crohn’s for about five years now. I am lucky enough to have a very supportive girlfriend, and a group of understanding friends. I have been managing my illness quite well until recently, when I started having frequent flare-ups. My doctor has prescribed some new medication and treatment options for me, but so far I have not noticed any noticeable positive changes.


I go on tour a lot with my band, and am often unfamiliar with the places we travel too. I worry about getting sick at inconvenient times. I have to keep a very close eye on my diet, which is not always easy when I am on the road with five other men with big appetites.”

Stephanie Oey