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

Social Media, IBD & an Ostomy finally joins Facebook

I started this blog over 5 years ago, and this week, I finally set up a Facebook page for it! I have thought about it time and time again. After all, I do manage social media for a living, but I just kept thinking I wouldn't update it enough.

After writing a blog for Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week featuring my seven favourite IBD bloggers, and realising that six of them had Facebook pages, I decided it was time to bite the bullet and just do it!

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