Sizing Myself Up: A Short Story for IBD Patients

Sizing Myself Up: A Short Story for IBD Patients

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Sizing Myself Up: A Short Story for IBD Patients

After almost 15 years, I continue to learn something new about my Crohn’s disease. The other day, I read a statistic from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation stating that about 33% of Crohn’s patients and 10% of ulcerative colitis patients who experience inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during childhood experience growth failure. Studies indicate that, on average, children with IBD grow up to be shorter than their healthy siblings. Furthermore, Crohn’s patients are often shorter than…

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