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
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
I see it all the time on Facebook groups and forums where girls are having period's that are either effecting their day to day life or are just plain debilitating. So I wanted to answer the question today of when are periods not normal?
I thought it was only fitting going along with my previous blog post what is Crohn's and considering it was one of the most google searched medical questions of 2018 that today's blog post addressed the question what is endometriosis?
We've all been there many times, you wake up your whole body aches, your stomach is at a 7/10 on the pain scale, bathroom urgency, nausea and extreme fatigue. I'm at a stage where I have really good days and really bad days with not much in between. I try my absolute best to still function on my bad days but sometimes it's just not happening. After suffering for many years with endometriosis and now the addition of Crohn's I've got my own bad day routine which definitely helps to make the days better.
I'll start this with a disclaimer, I have based the below on my current level of health which includes usually about 50% of the week good where I function as a semi normal human being and 50% of the week bad where I barely get up off the sofa and probably don't brush my hair. … Continue reading 10 Hobbies / Activities if you’ve got a Chronic Illness
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
One of the main things that happened while I was admitted in hospital was the daily visits from a dietician. At present I'm currently about 1.5 stone underweight, I lost just under this amount in the last 9 months of being unwell, this is due to my digestive system being inflamed so basically nutrients are … Continue reading Crohn’s Flare Up – Low Residue Diet