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

Openly insulting statements about ostomies online

"Why are they doing it?" Worst. Question. Ever.

Why do they do what? Live the life they've been dealt, to the best of their ability? Wear a bikini with a medically essential 'accessory' showing? Why do they not just die instead of accepting such a monstrosity? How rude of them! I mean how very dare they?! Who do they think they are, SURVIVING & LIVING?

It's people like FrikkaDilla that should be ashamed of themselves for being so narrow-minded. Maybe if she's so disgusted by it she should donate to find a cure to save her having to look at these selfishly sick people!! Text CCSH90 £5 to 70070 in case you were wondering...