Back in February I had my first ever colonoscopy and whilst it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be the results we both good and bad. They were good as it confirmed my diagnosis of Crohn's disease (Honestly I have always been an overachiever but I have never passed so … Continue reading 8 Weeks on Azathioprine for Crohn’s Disease!
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
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
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.
I also really enjoy dressing up smarter and feeling good about myself with a new outfit, why should I not feel great in what I'm wearing just because I have a chronic illness. What I do find though is that some days, some outfits just aren't going to cut it whether I'm bloated, in pain or having one of my amazing hot one minute freezing the next days.
Unexpected news can throw your emotions into a loop and being diagnosed with a chronic health condition was definitely unexpected for me. Sure I got diagnosed with endometriosis 3 years ago but I always suspected that I had some issue gynaecologically as my periods had been a nightmare from day dot. Being diagnosed with Crohn's … Continue reading Mental Health – Being Diagnosed with Crohn’s
Since being admitted into hospital for a week in December and diagnosed I've been researching Crohn's disease. I've been looking into what it is, what symptoms you may get and really just what to expect. Firstly it's one of those expect the unexpected, everybody with Crohn's is different and unlike say with a cold, it's … Continue reading What is Crohn’s Disease?