All posts tagged: Crohn’s Disease

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DYING TO LIVE: Author Amy Susan Crohn Presents to NJ Book Club

DYING TO LIVE: Running backwards through cancer, Lupus and chronic illness is considerably more than a “story” about one woman’s struggle to live, it’s her reality. Amy Susan Crohn was invited to present her recently launched book, DYING TO LIVE,  to a book club in Tom’s River, NJ.  She spoke to the group about the long and arduous process of writing her book, the experience of taking her story back and forth in time, as well as publishing and releasing the book. Many of the questions put forth to Amy were about her experiences within the medical community, her treatment through her early years, especially about doctors who tend to be dismissive of the ailments of women, oftentimes diagnosed as nothing more than stress. Descended from a blended family, with two eccentric parents, and the legacy of being the grand neice of Dr. Burrill B. Crohn, a leading gastroenterologist whose work greatly advanced the understanding of ileitis -also known as Crohn’s disease at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Amy’s childhood was often filled with wonder and anxiety. The details of her childhood …