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

It’s official – I’m a writer now!

NEENAW NEENAW, exciting news, coming through!

I am delighted to be able to tell you all that I am now a writer on inflammatoryboweldisease.net!

I am incredibly proud of myself, which is something I very rarely get to say! I love the site, and I believe that advocacy in the US is something that we can only aspire to achieve! So, for inflammatoryboweldisease.net to think that my writing is actually good enough to publish on their site, is A.MAAZING! My articles will appear here.

For a long time, I have dreamt of being able to make a career out of supporting people on their IBD and ostomy journey, and whilst I’m not quite there yet, consider my IBD itch, well and truly scratched!

I have added a tab to my articles to this blog, so now I just need to publish one! 

Look at me... I'm a writer :D