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

Fittleworth Medical introduce "Patient blogs" ~ by me

I am super excited to be able to tell you about some of the work I've been doing with the lovely marketing team at Fittleworth over the last few months! Finally, some of that work is being released to the big wide world!

Hopefully, you will already have noticed a couple of recent and very positive changes in their Twitter activity, and you will also have seen/heard their latest podcasting project, In Good Company. In Good Company, in partnership with Independent Age, is hosted by Crohn's Disease sufferer Carrie Grant, and focuses on isolation, and how to overcome it by reconnecting with people.

For now, I'd like to give a big warm welcome to ME and my patient blogs. The first blog to go live is "Feeling lonely is more normal than you think".