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!
In truth I'm actually closer to my 31st year now than 30, but last year due to being majorly unwell and skipping over the whole big celebration I thought I'd take some time to reflect on what I had learnt in my long 30 years being alive. As in true Abi style some of this … Continue reading 30 Things I’ve Learnt in 30 Years
If you follow me on social media you'll see that its pretty evident I've been in a crap mood recently and I apologise. I started my blog and social media channels to be a voice of how you can live a great life with a chronic illness, you can work hard and do all of … Continue reading 10 Steps to Improve your Mental Health
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
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.
I wanted to write this not because I can actually give any advice on it right now but more as a way to firstly accept the issue I currently have and secondly to come back and read when I find myself doing it. I am addicted to being busy, and I don't mean socially as I'm a bit of a hermit but just always needing to be doing something productive. Even right now I'm sat down in front of the TV under a blanket and I can't help but get my laptop out and write a blog post.