What people with IBD should know

I am often asked, “What would you tell someone recently diagnosed with IBD?” So, this is what I think you should know! Look out for clickable links in this blog, leading to more detailed information! For many, a definitive diagnosis is a massive relief after a long period of being unwell. This does not mean that acceptance is easy, after all, you have just been diagnosed with a chronic disease which has no cure. Do NOT panic, we’ve got this, life is not over! It is worth pointing out that no two IBD patients’ lives are the same. The disease does not always manifest in the same way, and the fact that a treatment works for one person does not mean it will work for another. This makes IBD notoriously difficult to treat. That said, some IBD patients may have one flare, find the right medication straight away and never have another, and that is fantastic! For the rest of us, being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis may mean some lifestyle changes and som

Always keep going

The universe gives you;
Hurdles to jump.
Decisions to make.
Battles to fight.

If you knock down the hurdles on your first jump, try again. Start further back. Run faster. Jump higher. No matter how many attempts you have to make, just keep making them, you'll make it in the end.

Base your decisions on what's best for you, not those around you.
What do you want? Do it.

Choose your battles wisely. You don't wanna be wasting your ammo on pointless battles that are never going to win you the war.