Take Shantel Payne, 28, from the Sunshine Coast, who has spent the best part of the past five years with a colostomy bag.
Patients with Crohn’s disease are at greater risk of developing bowel cancer.If you feel more comfortable sharing your story with someone who understands, then go ahead and join us today. "It has been a treat for me to be a part of this site and to share and read and laugh with you all. But I felt like I could definitely be there for her when no one else wanted to. That's like a one in a trillion chance right there. Every day I just realize how lucky I am/was/will be.I do wish we all could live or be closer to one another but since we are not, this site makes it feel as though we are all neighbors and in some cases like family. The exact cause of Crohn’s disease is unknown however it has been linked to a combination of environmental factors, immune function and bacterial factors, as well as a patient’s genetic susceptibility to developing the disease.From these symptoms patients incur a whole range of issues such as tiredness, lifestyle disruptions, anaemia or nutritional deficiencies.Due to the wide variance of Crohn’s symptoms, there is no definitive cure or treatment for the disease.