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10 reasons to join the Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group

1. It’s full of other people with connections to IBD.
2. It’s a safe forum to ask any and all IBD questions.
3. It’s a way to connect with others on the Mighty community.
4. I’m one of the group leaders (living with #UlcerativeColitis ), and I’m pretty cool.
5. We want to normalize talking about poop.
6. We do Q&As with partners like Girls with Guts.
7. It’s a small but “Mighty” community that we want to grow.
8. It’s supportive.
9. Why not?
10. Do it today!

You can search the groups to join. #CrohnsDisease #InflammatoryBowelDiseaseIBD #ChronicIllness #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS

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What is something you wish people knew about living with Crohn's?

What is something you wish people knew about living with Crohn's?

Your response may be used in an article or video on The Mighty.

#CrohnsDisease #ChronicIllness

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Reactions by Melanie R.

Reactions, Reactions.
Pulsed like contractions.
Not just the pain,
I’ve been through it;
in my body now all of these years.

Just then it hit me.
Wild fire and crippling.
Felt the burn as I waited,
and prayed in the dark suffering.
As My savior led the way,
because reactions were made.

Can’t hold it back now-not the same.
Don’t feel right being this way.
Passed through old familiar strains.
Flooded fields, fluttered gates.
Did my body betray?
When reactions were made.

Should’ve known it was coming,
Pointed straight to my trusting.
Would’ve loved this to heal me,
and soul-fire fill me, but reactions-
were no over-reaction.

As it raced through my veins;
He saved me from hurt, and the poisoning flame.
Rescued out of that day-
because reactions were made.

There He shared in the low,
And remains in control.
All my actions now praised-

‘cause reactions were made.

Started from a reaction,
New life put me in action-
I am healed through His Name!

#MitochondrialDisease #ChronicInflammatoryDemyelinatingPolyneuropathy #RareDisease #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #InsideTheMighty #RheumatoidArthritis #MightyPoets

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Pain Girl by Melanie R.

Pain Girl by Melanie R.

The chronically ill that experience continuous pain in multiple areas everyday, myself included, dread the doctor office doodle I have dubbed “Pain Girl!” She’s infamously found in every pain clinic/doctor office and is said to have the ability to accurately depict the agony the chronic illness sufferer experiences with pencil smudges and a 1-10 score! Of course pain can only go to 10… said no rare chronic illness sufferer ever!
We are usually asked to circle the painful areas on a blurry drawing; labeling S for stabbing, B for burning, etc.
Such little information could be drawn for what I was experiencing with rare chronic illness. I usually had a Picasso painting to present most times! (Some say scribbles of frustration,…I say Picasso!) I don’t think I could even see Pain Girl under my swirling circles and slashes of pain. Making your doctor and yourself laugh while struggling in pain is always a plus.

So in the honor of Christ, the healing of the Body that Christ brings, and infamous pain girl, make a Picasso of your pain and healing.
Draw, paint, doodle, or get crafty making a picture of your pain girl/boy. Color the areas where you experience pain, swelling, stiffness, etc., then draw a cross, put a sticker, a heart, (whatever you want) as your symbol that:

-God is aware
-Hears your cries for relief
-you will be fully restored and healed.
-It won’t be long, etc.
Think of your own too.
Make it fun.
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Today could be the last day of suffering. Today could be the day of His return. Living in the body of Christ it proves that even though we are sick in body, we can heal, and be healed already. Suffer well! Healing will come!

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

3 John 1:2

I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 30:17

#MitochondrialDisease #ChronicIllness #BackPain #ChronicInflammatoryDemyelinatingPolyneuropathy #ChronicPain #Jesus #suffering #InsideTheMighty #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #RareDisease #Hyperthyroidism #RheumatoidArthritis

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Swallowing issues

Hello. Ever since the middle of March, I have been struggling with swallowing issues. I ended up going to the ER and they told me it was jsut mg anxiety. Well as time progressed on it just continuously keeps getting worse that I can barely swallow saliva or breathe. I did a swallow study and it came back as normal. Now I have an endoscopy at the end of the month. Can anyone relate or know of any possible related diagnosis’s? I also get very nauseous sometimes and have struggled with IBS my whole life and have absolutely no energy.

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Infused by Melanie R.

I plead as I receive.
The blood was shed for me.
I placed it on the cross,
now blessings for the loss.

My spirit, soul, and body-
all healed…
Infused His name.
He carried it all on willfully
my suffering-
for my gain.

An act of faith found worthy.
My savior,…blood was shed.
I take into my body,
the wine filled medicine.

She reached out with one touch.
A faith found strong and true.
For answers in the darkest night,
endurance shining through.

An answered prayer for healing,
soft on the wings of doves.
A witness to her suffering-
sent lifelines from above!

Malachi 4:2
But to you who fear my name, The Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in its wings…And you will go free leaping with joy…

God is faithful! Rise & stay strong Mighty health warriors! Healing will come!
You’re already free!
IVIG immunotherapy was approved and I received my first dose today!
Praise God for this healing and answered prayer! Thank you Jesus!

#MitochondrialDisease #RareDisease #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #InsideTheMighty #RheumatoidArthritis #SjogrensSyndrome #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #POTS #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #ChronicInflammatoryDemyelinatingPolyneuropathy #RareDisease #ChronicIllness

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