In the early 1990s, I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. It presented a major challenge in 2011 when I fell quite ill and spent three months in the hospital. While in hospital, I got to try different liquid diets, get fed intravenously (via a Hickman line), and eventually ended up having a strictureplasty on my small intestine to fix narrowing caused by built-up scarring. I'm happy to say that I've been thriving and feeling quite well ever since I was released from hospital in August 2011. In the future, I'd love to become an advocate for individuals suffering from "invisible" illnesses because I know first hand how difficult it can be to struggle through life when feeling unwell, but otherwise looking fine.
|Whitney and K2 when they were just kittens in 2006.|
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