Hi! My name is Camille and I am 22 years old. When I was 16 I was diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn’s Disease. It all started when I was training hard with my cross-country team and getting slower and slower. Eventually we had my first colonoscopy and was soon diagnosed. After taking care of my health through diet, rest, and medication I improved my 5K time by 15 minutes! Many were curious about my story and journey and that’s when I started my blog, blessinginthecurse.blogspot.com. I believe we all have a “curse” but with that one curse we each have many blessings. It is up to us to find them. I have a strong testimony of my Savior Jesus Christ and know that He knows what I am going through.
Crohn’s Disease, October 2012.
Medical costs. Frequent Dr. visits. Taking time off from work. Pain while using the bathroom. A rare condition called erythema nodosum. Medication risks and side effects. Weight loss. Feeling tired often. Sadness.
My first and foremost method of healing is trusting in my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that through the Atonement He knows exactly what I am facing. I also work as a health coach and find joy in helping other take care of their bodies. I enjoy sharing my story, serving others, and many aspects of wellness.
I have recently started a biologic and with that comes learning about the side effects and getting sick more often. My disease isn’t in control, but is more manageable than it has been. I have learned this disease has a mind of its own and to trust the process.
Because I know that I really can. And so can you!
Find Camille | @camillejparker
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