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Published November 01, 2012, 04:24 PM

Areavoices: MS. Simplicity grapples with son's Crohn's diagnosis, offers tips for dealing with health issues

My 16 year old son was diagnosed with an inflammatory bowel disease, Chrons a few weeks ago. Since that time my world has been turned upside down.

By: Melissa Schmalenberger, Areavoices blogger, INFORUM

My 16 year old son was diagnosed with an inflammatory bowel disease, Chrons a few weeks ago. Since that time my world has been turned upside down as I try first to understand what Chrons is and to second, help him through this new “normal”. Yes I know “it could be worse” and I know “at least he is alive”, but this is not a fun thing to see someone you love go through. I have had many people give me words of encouragement and support and have felt the prayers and guidance of others along the way. One of the best pieces of advice was, “Pray to God, but continue rowing to the shore” good thing I know how to row!

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