|Meds via syringe|
And Scooby Doo band-aids. They help, too.
After I was diagnosed I was put on so many different kinds of medications trying to find the right combination to put the disease into remission. Taking pills by the handful multiple times a day wasn't working. I was put on high doses of steroids. That would work for awhile but the side effects of the steroids were almost worse than the disease. Many times I would still end up in the hospital unable to manage the symptoms.
And so I run. And I beg you to help me because as part of my training I am raising money for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. I am running not one but TWO half marathons with Team Challenge this year. In June I am going to attack the Chicago 13.1 course that kicked my butt last year and in July I'm going to party from Napa to Sonoma while running another half marathon. That's 26.2 miles!! I hope you'll help and support me by making a donation. Every dollar counts and is 100% tax deductible since CCFA is a 501(c)3 charity.
Donations can be made here: http://www.active.com/donate/napaIL14/ILJMcElro1