Welcome to ‘Pushing Through the Pain’

Welcome to ‘Pushing Through the Pain’

Hello, all!

My name is Lisa Burks and this is a little something about me. I am 32 years young. My husband, Wes, and I have been married for 10 wonderful years. We do not have any children at this point but are the proud fur-parents to the cutest black Labrador named Lucy. In my spare time, I enjoy quilting, reading, listening to music and spending time with loved ones.

I am an accountant, event coordinator, shopper, baker and maid — otherwise known as the best housewife! I also write a column for IBD News Today, in which I talk about my journey living with Crohn’s disease. As much as having Crohn’s disease has affected my life, another big part of my daily life is living with daily pain.

The journey of my health

As a child, I had asthma, yearly pneumonia and frequent sinus infections. It wasn’t until I was about 20 that my health started to decline steadily. My doctors were puzzled. When I finally had my "A+ team" of doctors, they worked endlessly to find out why my health was not under control.

I have an immune deficiency disease called common variable immune deficiency (

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