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TOPIC TITLE: Article on kids coping with Crohn's Disease
Created On 3/19/09 8:22 AM
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tovamos
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3/19/09 8:22 AM
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Hi,
I'm a writer for a major Jewish newspaper, and I am currently working on an article discussing ways of helping kids cope with Crohn's Disease, which no doubt separates them from many of their peers because of dietary restrictions and missing school, etc.
Can anyone share some tips or information on how they've helped kids cope with the disease, or remember coping themselves? I will not use names, and you can give me any alias you so choose. Please help: this information could help others out there searching for answers.
Thanks so much!


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rh1211
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3/22/09 3:58 PM
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Hiding Crohn's is hard, and even though many people seek to do that for shidduchim purposes, I would suggest that talking about one's pain is very helpful. Picking one or two friends and/or mentors with whom one can discuss their situation would do the trick, if one would really rather keep their Crohn's a secret.

The thing that helped me the most was keeping my life as normal as possible. I would go to school and work as much as I could, and attended social events (chagigas, weddings, etc.) as often as possible, instead of just skipping them just because I was a little under the weather. That way, I didn't feel like Crohn's was overtaking my life, and I had things to distract me from my pain.

Hope this helps!




 
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tomidbsimcha
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3/23/09 2:18 PM
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I was a teen with colitis. 1 point that was very helpfull was when the dr. asked me in front of my father what kind of symptoms i was going through- the ones i was ashamed to tell my parents i felt like a big rock was lifted of my chest just by parents knowing what i was going through. so my suggetion to parents would be to do research and realy findout what your kid is going through.
 
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