Crohn's Disease Forum » Your Story » Hi im amber and im only 11 with I.B.D

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0-11 3 11.54%
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05-25-2006, 11:19 AM   #1
hi im amber and im only 11 with I.B.D

Hi im amber and im only 11 and i have I.B.D,i was diagnosed when i was just 5 and i have had a range of symtoms and have had gereral ansetic about 4 times(i hade my teddy for company) i am just looking for someonew to talk to, no matter how old they are. the thing that has helped me the most is my rabbit louie, he has always been there for me, and i have just had a flare up(when u get ill coz of i.b.d) coz of the docters changeing my meddys but im fine now
05-25-2006, 11:59 AM   #2
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WELCOME ABOARD AMBER !! I'm GRANDMA BEAR aka KAREN & I'd like to extend a BIG WELCOME to you to the board. I'm a wife to a CROHNNIE & so he just found out in December 2005 & so it's been hard on the entire family but we have gotten through it. Have fun & if there is anything we can do to make your visit better just let someone know !!
05-25-2006, 12:37 PM   #3
So young, stupid IBD, hope everything gets better for you, u are too young to have to deal with that
05-25-2006, 01:01 PM   #4
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Thanks for coming and sharing that with us Amber. You definately must be very strong for being able to go through everything you have had to at a young age. Feel free to ask anything you want to, as everyone here will be more than glad to talk to you. Hope to see you back soon !
05-25-2006, 01:50 PM   #5
Hi Amber
nice to meet you, so young grrrrrrrrrrrr to IBD
05-25-2006, 05:16 PM   #6
Hey Amber,

It's really cool to meet you, I just wish it was in different circumstances! I know exactly what you're going through poppet - I was diagnosed with crohns disease when I was 7, over 20 years ago now! But I'm fine now, no real problems, and I'm sure that you'll be the same! Just listen to the doctors, cos on the whole their advice is really good, take things easy, and don't worry or panic too much about stuff. You are so very young to have to handle this but I bet you're very mature for your age. You'll be fine - and if you ever need to ask anything or you need any advice, get on to us here and wel'll all help you out, no problem at all.

Take care sweetheart
05-25-2006, 05:27 PM   #7
Hi Amber! Welcome to the site sweetie...everyone here will be more than happy to talk with you anytime! I'm so sorry you have to deal with all this at such a young age, IBD sucks!! I was 17 when I was diagnosed with crohns disease, I'm 37 now...and I have to say I have a pretty good life all things considered!

Feel free to pm me anytime you want someone to talk to sweetie

Elaine xxxx
05-25-2006, 06:06 PM   #8
Hi Amber welcome to the site :-)
05-25-2006, 07:35 PM   #9
hey amber welcome to the site

All the best hun
05-25-2006, 09:09 PM   #10
Hi amber welcome to the site
05-25-2006, 10:25 PM   #11
Hey Amber!! Welcome!! Like Mike said, feel free to ask anything you want here...we have all heard it before, and have gone thru it as well. I have 2 children ages 2 ad 8...and I never want them to go thru this or any other disease. I am so sorry you are so young to have the disease, but it will make you a stronger and more compassionate adult. Hang in there, and always know we are here for you anytime of the day!!

Please feel free to email me anytime if you need someone to talk to!

Take care!!

05-26-2006, 03:54 AM   #12
Hiya Amber, nice to have some younger members on the site.

It's heatbreaking to hear you got this disease so young, you sound like you've got a wise head on those young shoulders, I'm sure you will make lots of friends here Nice to meet you!
05-26-2006, 07:41 AM   #13
Welcome Amber! It breaks my heart to hear of such young people getting this dreaded disease. I thought 17 was young enough to be diagnosed.
05-26-2006, 04:11 PM   #14
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Hi Amber,
I've had crohn's since I was 9. Not that much fun. How do your friends handle this? It's been 17 years for me now, since i was diagnosed. It is much easier to deal with when you've had it for more years than you haven't. Because we have a hard time remembering what 'normal' is.
05-26-2006, 07:28 PM   #15
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I have had CD since I was about 5 but I was diagnosed at 14. It was not severe at all but I had diarrea a lot. Welcome I am the biker dude.

Good luck

05-26-2006, 11:10 PM   #16
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Hi Amber, nice to meet you sweetheart. I'm so glad you found this site, so we can all help you along if you need us. I'm really glad to hear you are doing all right now, that's just wonderful. Welcome to the forums, and please contact me or anyone of these great people, if you need anything at all.
Big Hugs
Mama Crohnie
05-27-2006, 04:33 AM   #17
welcome Amber sorry to hear you hav ibd you will find alot of info here and its good to type about it
05-27-2006, 10:19 AM   #18
Welcome Amber! great to have you here!
05-28-2006, 08:45 AM   #19
Hi Amber

Welcome to the boards!!

05-30-2006, 01:08 PM   #20
Hi Amber, hope to see you in there.
05-31-2006, 03:02 AM   #21
Hi Amber

Welcome to the site- and I thought it was bad to be diagnosed at 17! You must be so brave, you have already been through so much already.


Laura x
05-31-2006, 05:46 AM   #22
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Hello Amber,

Welcome to the site. Its a great group of people here, im sure you will enjoy yourself! Sorry to hear you got this so young though. I got it around 15.

Anyway, hope your doin good!
Doing a job RIGHT the first time gets the job done. Doing the job WRONG fourteen times gives you job security.

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