In Joyful things we hide

In juletide joy And festive glee There was a girl named Kelly Marie That holiday cheer Making her sneer Poor lass who’s still not pain free In seasons blessings And gift giving free Please spare a thought for what you cannot see

Now you’re just somebody that I used to know

Having a chronic condition and knowing that it isn’t ever going to go away can be a hard pill to swallow. For a long time I was in denial after my diagnosis, I didn’t ignore it but I did ask my consultant and IBD nurses a few times if they had made a mistake and…

Poem – Doctors note

Doctors note I begged and I pleaded I asked for help that I needed But you waved me away Its my IBS you would say

The Measure of Success

“The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with disappoinment – Deborah Moggach” I do try to hold this quote true to my heart. Life can be a struggle already, throw a chronic illness into that mix and all sanity can go out of the…

Out of the “Gut”ter

Somedays my Crohns just feels like it wants to win, it can be a real struggle just to get out of bed in a morning and to carry on through a working day like everything is “Normal”. When you haven’t slept a wink because you feel like dog poo warmed up, and your stomach is…