So much love for this. I’ve had crohns for nearly 20 years and have been on every treatment and had several surgeries for it. I am in remission now, and there is no way in hell I am going to sit around wasting time on self-help/self-pity support groups — when you are used to having your life stolen from you, TIME IS PRECIOUS. Like you, I want to spend my time making actionable, positive changes, learning about my body and what its tolerances/intolerances are. It’s not easy, but it means I can live as close to a normal life as possible. Although it seems unlikely, I do hope researchers find a cure — I’m tired of the anxiety that comes with every stomach ache, and the possibility I might be slipping out of remission. It would be pretty awesome to not have to worry about that.