‘I have Crohn’s disease – but some people think it’s all in my head’
A chronic illness is so much more than discomfort and constantly checking into the hospital. “Socially it’s been the biggest problem,” Maddie Beale, a Crohn’s disease sufferer, says. Just over a week ago today marks a year since she was diagnosed with Crohn’s.
“You end up in the hospital and people are all gaga to come visit you for the first admission, or the second one… and then eventually it’s, ‘Ag she’s back there again! That’s so annoying.’”
Chronic illnesses are often invisible. There is constant pain that, as a friend of a sufferer, can be hard to relate to. Here is the truth about this disease, as told by Maddie.