I got cocky and I stopped taking my vitamins. It was an inconvenience to have a suitcase full of vitamins with me on the road. About two years ago, it caught up with me.
At the time I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, my doctors told me that I had an incurable illness and they didn't know much about it.
I have seen doctors, in good faith, leave patients on steroids for years, thinking they are doing right. A friend of mine was on steroids for so long, she has severe osteoporosis.
In 1962 I was diagnosed with this incurable disease.
The one thing I have wanted to stay away from is the steroids. When I had an attack two years ago in my home state of Mississippi, they put me on steroids, thinking they were doing the right thing, and I had a violent reaction.
My daughter is one of the associate producers on two shows for Disney. I am really proud of her.
Stress exacerbates any problem, whether it's diabetes, heart trouble, MS, or whatever.
I'm home about two days a month, and on those I have to pack.
Have a hand in your own treatment. I have nothing but praise for our doctors, but I think they could help us better, and we can help them if we work together.
I want to stand on a platform in the middle of Times Square and shout, 'You do not have to battle your Crohn's disease alone.'
Ulcerative colitis can be cured by the operation, but you cannot cure Crohn's disease.
I get about 25 letters a month, and I answer every one of them.
Only a portion of my intestinal tract was working.
Antioxidants have a good effect on certain forms of Crohn's disease.
I do a lot of races for the cure for breast cancer.
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