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
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.
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?
It's such a cliche New Year New Me! and all that jazz but with everything I've been through this year I feel more strongly than ever about setting intentions for the year ahead and even setting monthly intentions to keep me on track. In this blog post I'm focusing on my intentions health wise and … Continue reading New Years Intentions – Health
For about the last 12 months I have noticed that fatigue has been a big symptom of mine, it's something that I passed off as being busy or stressed and didn't really think that it was anything other than being a modern woman. Since my diagnosis I've seen major improvements in my pain, nausea and … Continue reading Crohn’s & Fatigue
I wasn't quite sure what to title this blog post so I'm hoping I'll write it and it will come to me by the end. Full upfront disclosure this is going to be a long one, I've been absent from blogging for a good few months and a lot has happened. Firstly my endometriosis, so … Continue reading Life Update – My Crohn’s Diagnosis Story