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…

Can’t hide the feelings – being more open

I find it hard to open up about my feelings, I may tell people I have Crohn’s but I’m just not that honest about how I’m feeling most of the time. I come from a family where we didn’t really talk about things, about how we felt & things that were going on, and I…

Poem – Doctors note

Doctors note I begged and I pleaded I asked for help that I needed But you waved me away Its my IBS you would say

Lets talk about Drugs

I am now a year into my journey with Crohns and while I’m no expert I’ve taken my fair share of meds for the disease and wanted to share my experience with the drugs that I have been on and that I am currently on so far.

Local Trotter Out

IBD is a funny old thing, I got up at 9.30 this morning, which is later than my normal diseased tummy allows (pre disease 10.30 lie in at weekends, scandalous I know) and seeing as it was a sunny day, I decided it would be nice to drag my carcass outside. Went for a lovely…

Out of the “Gut”ter

Somedays my Crohns just feels like it wants to win, it can be a real struggle just to get out of bed in a morning and to carry on through a working day like everything is “Normal”. When you haven’t slept a wink because you feel like dog poo warmed up, and your stomach is…