Tiffany the Cook
I am almost 25 years old; I was diagnosed at 18. Following my diagnosis, I was in denial about my disease and couldn't afford my meds. Thankfully, I had mild symptoms and functioned fairly normally until I went downhill and the end result was a 5 day stay in a hospital. I had lost 10lbs in water alone and couldn't stop shivering between the anemia and extreme lower back pain. I came out in recovery/remission and restarted my life. Fast forward some years and I have been switched to Azathioprine and probiotics (of my own initiative). I live with my accepting, loving boyfriend and my beautiful 12 week old boston terrier. I work as a cook at an upscale retirement community and I am loving life when I'm not in pain.