What people with IBD should know

I'm often asked, “What would you tell someone recently diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (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 mea

Series wrap-Up | How my ulcerative colitis impacted my life

This is the final part of a series about how my ulcerative colitis impacted different parts of my life.

It's been hard to write; sharing my feelings of anger and regret, and rifling through memories of times that I’d much rather forget. Some days I've come away feeling sad and hard done by. Other times, I've felt proud of all of the things I've overcome.

Now, I want to sum up the impact, and what the overarching feelings have been throughout my journey. 

Check it out here!

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