Tipping the scales – Weight & IBD

Lets face it many of us aren’t happy with our bodies or our weight, it’s hard to find a balance of feeling too fat or too thin. Back when I first got diagnosed I weighed 7st 3lbs, and I felt so weak and I hardly recognised myself in the mirror anymore. Pre diagnosis I weighed…

Food for Thought

When it comes to Inflammatory Bowel Disease, alot of people have an opinion on diet and how it affects IBD. I’ve found some people think they are an expert on your disease and offer “helpful” advice on what you should be eating, and questioning what goes into your body. At present there is no evidence…

Consumed By Pain

I’m so tired of being in pain And I’m having to refrain From screaming at the world It wears on your soul And leaves a dark hole With the fear of falling in I don’t want to be consumed Or feel like I’m doomed I wish for one normal day For my pain to go…

Not the Same

Yes I smile, And all the while I lie, I’m hurting all the time, And so I cry, I’m the perfect portrait, Of hidden pain, Off loss & gain, I am not the same. Crohn’s disease has definately changed me – and while I wrote this when I was going through a really tough time, …