Inflammatory Bowel Disease

I want to support people mentally who suffer with any type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

I have Crohn’s disease so I know how tough things can get. From planning trips loo-by-loo, hospital tests, drugs and surgery. It’s not pretty and it can get people down very easily.

​My first flare hospitalised me in 2006, which is when they diagnosed me. They can’t tell which disease I have so my diagnosis has changed from Crohn’s to Ulcerative Colitis and back again depending on what kind of treatment they wanted to try out on me!

​My colon has been removed and I had an ileostomy for two years, which was reversed and now I have a jpouch. In general, my health is good and I feel very lucky considering some of the traumatic experiences I’ve gone through!

Which brings me back to why I want to help people with this disease. It’s mighty embarrassing at times and I hope that talking to me about things might be easier as you know I’ve been there too.

You can find out more about IBD at Crohn’s & Colitis UK who have a great website full of information and support for people diagnosed with the disease.