crohns disease

This 24-year old hasn’t been to the toilet in two years

When the 24-year old Ste Walker, from Halifax in England, had to vomit 20-30 times per day in June 2012, it quickly became clear: something is dangerously wrong with him. Then he received a blow at rugby and his dramatic story takes off — from then on everything went downhill quickly.

He spent many weeks in the hospital when the doctors diagnosed him with Crohn’s disease. This is a chronic intestinal disease, which can cause inflammation of the entire digestive system.

This is something Set had to experience on his own, and in the space of two years, he was operated on over 80 times, during which the inflamed intestine was removed foot by foot.

As a result, Ste was severely hindered by the illness and was considered disabled. Nevertheless, the poor guy continually needs to justify himself when he uses a disabled toilet or parking space, because he doesn’t “look disabled.”  He has now publicly shared a gripping Facebook post that describes his painful, daily fight:

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  • My son has crohns as well. He is 36 and has 9 operations due to his illness. It started in his 20’s and it is a very hard battle emotionally and mentally as well as the physical. He leads as normal a life as he can, however, there is a sadness in his eyes and I have seen him shake in pain. I am so sad to hear of your difficult struggle and my son says he is tired of hearing that it makes you strong. I can only imagine how often people tell you it “wil be ok” It won’t be ok, you will endure it, and sometimes it will be unendurable, but you get through it somehow anyways. My respect to you for sharing, and yes, it’s hard for the people who love you to see you suffer. Just know, every moment that we have with you is not taken for granted but enjoyed and treasured, even though we are aware of your pain and struggle, and we cannot take it away, but we will be there for anyways we can. bless you and your bravery of sharing..thank you .. just a mom

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