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

What if I don’t want to rest?!

I HATE resting. I have never been very good at it. It always feels like there’s so much to do!

I feel stressed if there's lots to do and it's piling up, and I feel stressed when I am exhausted and doing too much. Where is the happy medium?!

In this blog, I talk about why I struggle so much with resting; how I always feel like I've failed if I choose to rest. I also talk about why I have to choose to do so! 

Check it out here.