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
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
I was recently on the hunt for some more environmentally and better for my body sanitary products. I came across Time of the Month and after reaching out to them were kind enough to send me out some samples to try. I've used my normal brand for the last 3 years and before that used … Continue reading TOTM – Organic Sanitary Products Review
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.
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
For as long as I can remember I have had issues with my periods. My first period came when I was 15 years old and unlike my friends was heavy and very unpleasant (not that they ever are pleasant), that very first month was heavy and draining I dreaded the fact that this would happen … Continue reading My health story
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