You are your harshest critic

I’m writing this one on the back of a harsh couples of weeks, plagued with pain and a flare as well as being super busy at work (don’t get me wrong I am thankful that I can work). It can be easy to lose sight of what’s important when you are in the thick of…

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…

Can’t hide the feelings – being more open

I find it hard to open up about my feelings, I may tell people I have Crohn’s but I’m just not that honest about how I’m feeling most of the time. I come from a family where we didn’t really talk about things, about how we felt & things that were going on, and I…

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.