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…

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…