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.

Faking It

The lie behind the smile Most days I can function, I am now in a place where my medication is making me as stable as I’m going to get. So I can plaster on a smile and hide my pain for the world, as I go about my daily life. The small annoyances of the…

Crohn’s Limerick

There was a young woman with Crohn’s She could feel it right down to her bones She let out a fart And it gave her a start “If only ’twas only a fart” she groans

Guiding Hand

When you step off the path I hope I can be there to put you back on And when you reach out I promise that I won’t just be gone We all come off balance and sometimes lose our way And I will try my best not to lead you astray But I can’t be…

Chronie in York

This weekend I went away for a day/night in York. It struck me as I was packing how much we have to pre plan when living with a chronic illness. I didn’t book a hostel as I was worried about the toilet facilities and I was carrying more pills than than the what felt like…