Bad Day Bear

One year Crohn’s and Colitis were running a competition for shorts stories, I never submitted mine so I’ve decided to publish it here.   “It was a bad day” said bear. Bear’s family rolled their eyes, it was not unusual for this to be said, and bear was known in the community as bad day…

My New Awareness Tattoo

I’m not really a remember the date kinda of girl. What I do know is that its 3 years in March since I was officially diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. So today I sat in the tattoo shop reflecting on the pain to come, and I remember what a bumpy journey I’ve had to date and…

It’s not all in your head

Ever feel like doctors just don’t listen? And you present with the same symptoms over and over again and you’re made to feel like it really can’t be that bad. You even start to doubt how bad things are and that maybe it is all in your head. I know I did. I took me…

It’s OK to Feel

You are allowed to feel, I often beat myself up for feeling a certain way and almost keep forgetting that my feelings and behaviour are 2 separate things. While your feelings can impact your behaviour in a big way, I know for me it can be hard to not let one dictate the other. I…