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…

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…

Hemo-goblin and the gremlins that go bump in the night

Fatigue, feeling absolutely shattered after the smallest of tasks like climbing the stairs, sticking the washer on. I can’t go a day without having an afternoon nap, usually after work. Sound familiar? That gnawing sensation that your body has been pushed to it’s limit and just wants a little rest even when you haven’t done…

Inflamm whim wham

It can sometimes feel like your medical professionals are talking gibberish, they may as well be talking swaheeli for all I know. Whether this be your gp, ibd nurse or consultant, what we want from them is less jargon. I had a very recent visit with my ibd nurse, this is only the second time…