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Meet a Mom: Renee

February 1, 2018 | 3 Comments

In the latest interview in my Meet a Mom series, we chat to Renee, who’s undergone a huge health transformation over the past few months. I’m sure you’ll find her story as interesting as I did.

  1. Tell us about yourself

My husband Alex and I live in Newlands with our 5-year old son and 3-year old daughter.  I work from home as a bookkeeper/PA to a Joburg businessman and I work flexible hours so I can spend time with my kids.

  1. How would you describe Crohn’s disease to someone who knows nothing about it?

Crohn’s disease is an auto-immune disease, which affects the digestive tract – mine is in my small intestine. The intestine is constantly inflamed, which triggers the immune system to attack it. It’s sort of like sticking a plaster over a plaster over a plaster…eventually there are so many plasters on there that it constricts the bowel completely. This causes extreme abdominal pain and in the worst case, it ends up in surgery. Continue Reading…