So, I was in this hell of a crossroad for a long time, a choice between “two evils”. Either try to cure Crohns naturally with the risk of failing and having to be operated OR take the meds and live with the consequences and side effects, not knowing if I would still be operated. I was diagnosed with Crohns in 2013. I started taking Asacol but quit when we decided to try to have a baby. We were extremely lucky to concieve quite quickly, and since then I have refused meds due to pregancy and breastfeeding. I am certain that I would have known then what I know now about integrative medicine and natural methods I would have been able to get the autoimmune disease in check. However, now my time is running out. I have been having pains, which is a sign that I’m having a stricture (a part of the intestine is blocked due to inflammation swelling and scar tissue). If it gets really bad I will be opereated and a part of my intestine will be removed. I am okay with that, as I knew this would almost be inevitable at this point. But, being operated when you have an inflammation is NOT a good idea. It can cause a cascade of problems, like new inflammation or even a colostomy (a bag on the stomach) to get the inflammation down.
I went to the clinic in germany as you can read in my previous posts and I was on a very strict diet for two months. The results were astonishing. I managed to get the inflammation down to 1/3 of what it had been, but it isn’t enough. And now my time is up. So today I started to take my meds. One medicine to get the inflammation down quickly and an slower but long-time medicine, azathioprine.
I feel okay with this now, because I put up a good fight, and I didn’t lose. It just made me more confident and okay with whatever will come. It’s not so dramatic, tens and thousands of people eat the same meds, and will do so before someone figures out why the heck autoimmunediseases are spreading like wildfire and will start to find cures for the diseases root cause, not the symptoms. And, with a combined effort of good diet and meds I might have a small chance to get into remission, or if I do have to go under the knife, at least it will be with less inflammation.