Ben Parzybok

will forget your name, and feel very badly about it


My good friends Heidi Anderson and Gary Perkins (Gary was my boss when I was a ghostwriter for the governor of Washington State — he died in his 40s) had Crohn’s disease. As did Kurt Cobain.

Because of the first two people, I might know *slightly* more than the average Joe about Crohn’s disease — mostly I remember it being incredibly painful for those who had it. It seems a disease in which one feels compelled to try most any solution, requiring constant self-experimentation, because the symptoms overwhelm one’s ability to do much else besides focus on the disease.

I was touched by this story about Crohn’s, and hope that by posting it here someone else might find an experiment/diet that works.



Author: Benjamin Parzybok

My name is Ben Parzybok and I'm a novelist and programmer living in Portland, OR. @sparkwatson


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