Pain pain go away

The thing with crohns is I look perfectly normal on the outside. I can smile like I’m happy, walk normally and talk like it’s going out of fashion. It’s a facade, a very good front.

It’s easy for people to forget that I have an incurable disease or for those that don’t know me to think I’m full of bull.

Now I’m not saying I want to be treated like I’m unwell but just that it to be recognised that when I say I’m hurting, I’m believed . Or when you are too tired to do your normal day to day activities  or go out with friends, not to be met with, “oh excuses” or “Well you look fine”

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Being diagnosed with IBD

So how did I know at first that something was wrong? I have always had mild stomach issues over the years and in my 20’s my doctors told me I had IBS.I had no reason to disbelieve them as my symptoms were quite mild, I also suffered from chronic mouth ulcers. The mouth ulcer issue I gave up on and just thought well this must be normal for me, but they have plagued me for most of my adult life. Read More

Crohns The Journey – From the Toilet & Beyond

I have finally decided to take the plunge and add a blog to my site. I always wanted an easy way to share information & experiences for people living with IBD or loved ones who have it.

I will update with my diagnosis and experiences through life with Crohns Disease and hopefully it will give some comfort and help to those that need it.

Please check back for more updates, and if you want use the feedback form on the main page to let me know what you think or have anything to share.

Links I have found useful at the start of my diagnosis:

Crohns and Colitis UK

Crohns & Colitis UK Facebook closed group

NHS