We don’t need no education We don’t need no thought control

IBD Patient Education Programme I attended my first ever IBD patient education programme recently, this was a big step for me as I don’t like being alone with people I don’t know, where you normally have to make some small talk and I generally feel uncomfortable in these environments, aswell as fear of the unknown.

Faking It

The lie behind the smile Most days I can function, I am now in a place where my medication is making me as stable as I’m going to get. So I can plaster on a smile and hide my pain for the world, as I go about my daily life. The small annoyances of the…

Crohn’s Limerick

There was a young woman with Crohn’s She could feel it right down to her bones She let out a fart And it gave her a start “If only ’twas only a fart” she groans

Chronie in York

This weekend I went away for a day/night in York. It struck me as I was packing how much we have to pre plan when living with a chronic illness. I didn’t book a hostel as I was worried about the toilet facilities and I was carrying more pills than than the what felt like…

Awareness

On saturday morning I was helping marshall a walking event with the Mothers Union group, after the walk I got talking to a few of the members about Crohns and that I had it. One lady mentioned that it would be really good if I could come to a mothers union evening and talk about…

Lets talk about Drugs

I am now a year into my journey with Crohns and while I’m no expert I’ve taken my fair share of meds for the disease and wanted to share my experience with the drugs that I have been on and that I am currently on so far.

Local Trotter Out

IBD is a funny old thing, I got up at 9.30 this morning, which is later than my normal diseased tummy allows (pre disease 10.30 lie in at weekends, scandalous I know) and seeing as it was a sunny day, I decided it would be nice to drag my carcass outside. Went for a lovely…