Day 1 2020 Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week – My Story

It’s all about me, why not this is my journey after all. My name is Kelly and I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in March 2017.So, when did I know something was really wrong? I had suffered from mouth ulcers for most of my adult life and had lots of stomach issues which was put…

Things I wish knew at diagnosis with IBD

It’s a massive relief when you finally get some answers as to why you have been so Ill, but being diagnosed with IBD is a lot to take in. I know I didn’t know anything about Crohn’s disease when I got diagnosed, I hadn’t even heard of it. There is a lot to learn about…

An Open Letter to Myself

Dear Self I know life is tough right now, and that you can’t see an end to this pain that you are in. I know you would do anything to make it stop even suicide. The symptoms and agony you feel will lessen, I know it’s a lifelong chronic illness you’ve got and it’s a…

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…