Carrie Johnson’s biggest Olympic hurdle Crohn’s disease
The most challenging part for Carrie Johnson is just not knowing when her next Crohn’s disease flare up will be.
The 28-year-old kayaker is in fantastic physical shape for all the endless days of exercising on the water. She will continues to be relaxed in a very competition or flatwater race that will require two minutes of mind blowing strength and steely nerves.
However as Carrie Johnson preps on her 3rd sequential Olympic Games this summertime, something else entirely could quash her medal dreams just before she so much as gets to the starting line.
“It’s aggravating,” she said. “And I don’t have any control over it.”
Crohn’s disease is undoubtedly an autoimmune illness that affects the digestive system tract. The signs and symptoms normally include pain, low energy, losing weight, and in addition they can appear without notice.
Without any known cure, Crohn’s disease has pressured Carrie Johnson to miss out on some of her tournaments and neglected practicing for extended periods of time. Since the 2012 London Olympics approach, she will have to ensure that it stays away for the next three months.