Jewish Health

Linda - Interview 13

Age at interview: 50
Age at diagnosis: 15

Brief outline: Linda was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, aged 15. She has been on medication since and has largely controlled any flare ups with rest and occasional periods on steroids. Linda feels very well supported by her husband and medical team.

Background: Linda is married. Ethnic background/nationality: Jewish British

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 Linda was hospitalised when she was 15 and eventually diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. She was put on medication and has managed to largely control any flare ups through bed rest and the occasional course of steroids. For Linda, Crohn’s hasn’t greatly affected her life but has always been a part of it and she wonders whether her decision to work from home in a self employed capacity is related to the difficulties Crohn’s can cause. Now she has reached her fifties, Linda is more accepting of her Crohn’s but also self aware of the possible side effects of the long term medication.

Linda is very well supported by her medical team and her husband. She identifies very strongly with her Jewish background and feels that her cultural background has influenced the way she has dealt with her condition. 


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