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Jordan's Story

Canada

Age: 25-36

A little bit about my journey:

My Diagnosis

Crohn's disease

Time to Get Diagnosed

1 Year

Year I was Diagnosed

2012

Sending Love to

Barb Harbers, Nurse Practitioner

Hospital I'd Recommend

This is my story:

Hi! I’m Jordan and I’m an I.T. Technician from Alberta, Canada.

I was 21 years old when my world quite literally changed overnight. Up until that point I had been completely healthy, and had never experienced anything other than a common cold. I distinctly remember waking up one day in 2011 and immediately knowing that something was wrong; I had severe abdominal pain, sores in my mouth, and I felt incredibly weak to the point where something as simple as standing up was difficult.

These symptoms continued for weeks as I stubbornly told myself that it was just the flu and that it’d pass on its own. This wasn’t the case, and I continued a downward spiral to the point where I was sleeping 18 hours a day, using the washroom over 20 times a day, and barely managing to eat. 

After countless visits to doctors, E.R. trips, and a 6 month wait for a colonoscopy, I was given the diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. As strange as it may sound, I was happy to hear the news because I finally had the answer as to why I’d been so unwell.

Despite the challenges that the last 9 years have brought, I consider myself incredibly blessed for all the amazing people that I’ve been able to have in my life because of this journey.

No matter what your chronic illness may be, there are so many others out there going through the same thing. Don’t ever hesitate to reach out for support!

Sending my love to all the chronic warriors out there, you inspire me every day.

Let’s play 20 questions:

The song that keeps me going is:
Up We Go - Lights
I never leave home without my:
iPhone! It's permanently attached to me
My go-to feel better movie is: 
Liar Liar or The Fugitive
If I was in the hospital, the celebrity I would most love to visit me would be:
Patrick Stewart
When I need to relax, I:
Listen to music or have a sleep
My favorite food is:
Pizza! Hamburgers are close 2nd
The quote that keeps me going is:
When I need a laugh, I:
Watch Scrubs on Amazon Prime
Meet my pets (or favorite stuffed animal):
Lynx and Meggie, my 2 rescue cats
My hero is:
Bill Gates
When I’m having a down day I binge watch:
Brooklyn Nine Nine or Breaking Bad
My favorite book to get lost in is:
I want to be best friends with:
Linus from Linus Tech Tips YouTube
The thing I’m most proud of:
Losing 100lb
The most wonderfully unexpected thing that has happened to me as a result of this journey is:
Meeting and becoming friends with awesome people
The most hilarious thing that has happened to me is:
It really means a lot when someone does this:
Randomly texts me anything from a funny meme to a "thinking of you"
My favorite social media account to follow is:
my.gut.instinct
The advice I would give to myself back at the beginning of this journey would be:
Don't be stubborn, go to the doctor when something is wrong
Words of encouragement that I’d give to my fellow warriors are
You are awesome and stronger than you realize!
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