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In 1962 I was diagnosed with this incurable disease.
– Mary Ann Mobley
The one thing I have wanted to stay away from is the steroids. When I had an attack two years ago in my home state of Mississippi, they put me on steroids, thinking they were doing the right thing, and I had a violent reaction.
I got cocky and I stopped taking my vitamins. It was an inconvenience to have a suitcase full of vitamins with me on the road. About two years ago, it caught up with me.
Antioxidants have a good effect on certain forms of Crohn’s disease.
Stress exacerbates any problem, whether it’s diabetes, heart trouble, MS, or whatever.
We are going to find, I think, several different kinds of Crohn’s disease.
Have a hand in your own treatment. I have nothing but praise for our doctors, but I think they could help us better, and we can help them if we work together.
I grew up in the church, and I feel very strongly about it.
I get about 25 letters a month, and I answer every one of them.
I do a lot of races for the cure for breast cancer.
Ulcerative colitis can be cured by the operation, but you cannot cure Crohn’s disease.
I have seen doctors, in good faith, leave patients on steroids for years, thinking they are doing right. A friend of mine was on steroids for so long, she has severe osteoporosis.
At the time I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, my doctors told me that I had an incurable illness and they didn’t know much about it.
Only a portion of my intestinal tract was working.
I’m home about two days a month, and on those I have to pack.
My daughter is one of the associate producers on two shows for Disney. I am really proud of her.
I want to stand on a platform in the middle of Times Square and shout, ‘You do not have to battle your Crohn’s disease alone.’