“Help, I Need Somebody!”

Don’t ever feel alone…x

Erica's Tummy Blog

At what point do you ask for help? At what point does everything become too difficult and too overwhelming that you realize you can’t do it alone?

These are questions that I have struggled with recently. Yes, I have a husband, mother, father and extended family who will support me and help me unconditionally, but do they really understand what I am going though? Having Crohn’s can at times be a very dark place- the feelings of hopelessness and helplessness can be very overwhelming. What makes this situation worse, is when you are going through a very stressful time in your life that has nothing to do with your chronic illness. I find that stress is one of the worst things that someone can experience- not only does it cause flare ups (in my case), but it also encompasses everything else- sleep, appetite, mood, productivity, etc.

At some point you…

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