How Do You Cope with a Storm?

Charlene Anne Yearley

Crohn's Disease

How Do You Cope with a Storm?

How do you cope with a storm? Do you run for cover or stand in the rain? Not much of a choice; that's what I figured as I went forward in my journey. How do you define life?...

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Charlene Anne Yearley

Crohn's Disease

Where the Ups and Downs Begin to Show Their Faces

On my journey, single and unaware of what I'm about to face. They've taken my gallbladder out when I was 17. This secret pain that is affecting my body has now taken over my...

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The Nightmare Continues

Charlene Anne Yearley

Crohn's Disease

The Nightmare Continues

It's the summer of 2004, still trying to get used to the feeding tube. Kept telling myself this is what is keeping me alive. My brain full, what is happening to me when all this...

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Coming home, 1991: Journey from Hell into the flames

Charlene Anne Yearley

Crohn's Disease

Coming home, 1991: Journey from Hell into the flames

It's 1991, two weeks before Christmas, standing here in my house I owned with my boyfriend at the time. Wondering, after talking to my boyfriend's mother, Faye, told me knowing...

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Say it Again: Knowledge Is Power and Power Gives You the Tools to Defend This DEMON!

Charlene Anne Yearley

Crohn's Disease

Say it Again: Knowledge Is Power and Power Gives You the Tools to Defend This DEMON!

Are you ready for the challenge of your life, being introduced to Crohn's/colitis? It was November 1988, the winter was not the only thing that chilled me that fateful afternoon....

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