Very well spoken words of wisdom. I do agree with you in alot of ways. We should always try and encourage one another and support each other as much as possible. I too have been struggling with this disease and I have been surgery free for 2 yrs. now and I am very proud of that fact. I do have a pain specialist I work with on a monthly basis or as needed.
God has truly given me my quality of life back to me. Yes, I still have gastro problems, but we all do. My favorite thing in life is to give back. I love giving and enjoy it immensley. I want to do everything in my power to help others with this disease as much as possible, that is why I will be starting a local ARD support group in the Tampa Bay area.
If there is anyone out there in the Tampa Bay area, please e-mail me ASAP! Dee