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
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.
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
You may have seen the term invisible illness on social media, in the press and in many places online but what does it really mean? I'm 5ft10 on the slim side with good skin, blonde hair and a happy, confident demeanour. I live with my beautiful and amazing wife, we frequently travel on luxury holidays, … Continue reading What it means to me to live with an invisible illness