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…

Underneath

You don’t look sick? What exactly does sick look like? You can see someone in a wheelchair or using walking aids, or those with a physical sign of injury/disability, it’s there for better or worse for all to see. Hidden disabilities are a different kettle of fish. You can’t see it on the surface, but…

Fads, kooks and crooks, Fact not fiction

Some days I feel as though I gave myself this illness, that I should feel guilty that I have a chronic disease that can’t be cured. This is madness I know. We are constantly surrounded by news stories or articles and even other people who have no medical background telling us we ate the wrong…

Pain pain go away

The thing with crohns is I look perfectly normal on the outside. I can smile like I’m happy, walk normally and talk like it’s going out of fashion. It’s a facade, a very good front. It’s easy for people to forget that I have an incurable disease or for those that don’t know me to…