So it’s few and far between I can speak candidly about Crohn’s and an even larger chance to try find women that have it and are willing to share their experience, strength, and hope with me.
From the day I met this human she was open, honest, and supportive to me with kind words, big hugs, and a huge smile to brighten my day.
She challenges herself every day and she never lets our isolating disease tame her brave heart.
Meet today’s Human of Louisville, Janie Kasse. BOL: What do you believe is the importance of spirituality and positivity throughout your experiences with Crohn’s?
JK: “Crohn’s Disease can be very lonely and depressing. It’s easy to just let those “why me” thoughts seep into your psyche. Stress, especially for me, is a large trigger for Crohn’s flares. I’ve always tried to settle my mind and remind myself of that. Having a positive and determined attitude really does change things. That’s not to say that just because I’m optimistic and positive that things still won’t be rough sometimes. But I figure, my body is already fighting me … Why would I let my mind do the same? Everyday you get to make a choice. I choose to keep my mind on the positive side. If you can sit at the cancer center and get infusions and still smile, then you’re a winner.”
Check her out! This crohnie consistently pushes herself in limitations that can paralyze even the healthiest of humans.
Her favorite mantra:
“My body is already fighting me …. Why would I let my mind do the same?”
“Life is about making choices. Positivity really is a choice. We all have bad days. I’ve definitely been guilty of letting my positivity wane from time to time. That’s okay. Refocus and start again.”