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…

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…