Sunday, January 3, 2016

2015 Year In Review

Well 2015 marked a good of pretty good health for Crohn's! I was diagnosed with Crohn's in December 2011 and really am surprised and lucky for how well my health has been. For my annual physical my doctor said I was in tip top shape and looked like a regular young healthy guy. I feel great and am able to do everything I was able to do before I was diagnosed with Crohn's. Every now and then I have a cramp but I really am not complaining. Humira has worked wonderfully and right now I am taking it every 2 weeks.

The only thing that really happened in 2015 health wise was some anal fissures which I wrote about here in the fall which originally started around March. What really seem to help is a good amount of sleep, working out, and eating reasonably well (yes I still have a brownie sundae every now and then but this is also why I work out :-).

To be perfectly honest I haven't been keeping track as much of the developments in Crohn's as I use to for a couple of reasons. The first reason is that so much has changed even since I initially got diagnosed that it is so hard to keep up with every new trial, drug, procedure, etc. that comes out. I remember when I first got diagnosed I would stay up late reading different things on forums (which were pretty much inaccurate and just opinion based). The second reason why I haven't been keeping up is I have been very busy at work and also studying for an exam that takes many months to prepare for. I took a vacation recently which was nice to just hang out and relax for a while. However, I still follow Crohn's news and sometimes I will see something that catches my eye. One thing I remember my GI telling me was the purpose of a chronic illness is to make it so the patient doesn't know they have it. At this point in time I am at that point and hope I continue to remain there in the near distant future.