With knowledge comes power…

Arming yourself with information when you have inflammatory bowel disease can be a wonderful tool, but it also a minefield and can be difficult to navigate. I found this especially true when I was first diagnosed.

There is so much information out there to get at these days, some factual, some opinion based and some absolute nonsense.

It can be hard to know where to start and I find that there can be such a thing as information overload.

I started with the basics and got most of my information of the crohns and colitis uk website. Then I went hunting for other people’s experiences. Which is brilliant knowing I am not alone, but at the same time it’s bittersweet.

No one person has THE ANSWER, more importantly MY ANSWER.

My body, my rules. I do think it’s important to not completely ignore stuff, otherwise I wouldn’t be taking any of my meds, which I Need.

I was actually inspired to write this post more due to my recent personal experience with the usual unsolicited advice but also due to the all the political post doing the rounds at the moment, and trying to wheedle out fact from fiction.

Everyone has an agenda including me writing this blog.

I suppose what I am trying to say, is seek knowledge, empower yourself. And apply what’s relevant to you!!

I know that I am trying…..

Trotter out