I have lived the typical British life, I got drunk for the first time when I was around 15, went out clubbing every weekend in my late teens and early twenties and used to absolutely love a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. I gave up drinking completely shortly before my 27th birthday and have not drunk … Continue reading How and Why I Quit Drinking!
Before being diagnosed with Crohn's disease I suffered with bowel and digestive issues for many years. I got fobbed off by the Dr's with IBS as my symptoms didn't really get severe until the second half of 2018. It's the all too true story where you have to literally be on the verge of surgery … Continue reading Fad Diets I’ve Tried – Plant Based, Paleo, Gluten Free & Low FODMAP
When I got diagnosed with Crohn's disease I had been suffering with what I had thought was a severe Endometriosis flare up. For a year I had severe abdominal pain, bowel issues, fatigue and stomach problems. I got diagnosed with Crohn's disease in December 2018 following a weeks stay in hospital. I was severely unwell … Continue reading Endometriosis Periods & Crohn’s – Monthly Mini Flare Ups
Before entering the world of inflammatory bowel disease I had always thought that colonoscopies were reserved for the older generation, a much needed test to ensure that nothing sinister was going on in your colon. Within a few days of being told I had IBD I was advised I'd need to have a colonoscopy and … Continue reading My First Colonoscopy Experience
During the time since I have been diagnosed with endometriosis people have felt the need to share their words of wisdom. Now don't get me wrong some of the advice I've had is genuinely well received and helpful for example maybe you should slow down a bit in life or maybe you shouldn't drink 2 … Continue reading What Not to Say – Endometriosis Edition
I was recently on the hunt for some more environmentally and better for my body sanitary products. I came across Time of the Month and after reaching out to them were kind enough to send me out some samples to try. I've used my normal brand for the last 3 years and before that used … Continue reading TOTM – Organic Sanitary Products Review
When living with a chronic illness it is so important to listen to your body and not overdo it, listening to your body is the difference between being able to live a full life and constantly managing painful symptoms
I wrote a few weeks ago about my new and exciting low residue low fibre diet to get my Crohn's under control and into remission. Essentially what the diet does is stops any hard to digest food getting into your bowel and causing more irritation. I have a mixture of both diarrhoea which then changes … Continue reading Diet Update – Crohn’s Disease
Today I thought I would do a bit of a story time from 3 years ago which led to me only having one ovary. Along with having endometriosis and Crohn's disease I also had an issue with my right ovary back in the winter of 2015. It all started earlier on that year when I … Continue reading I’ve Only Got One Ovary! My Cancer Scare Story
7 common symptoms of Crohn's disease - I wish I had read up on these in the 6-9 months of symptoms I had before being diagnosed.