Hello! My name is Louise and I have Crohn’s Disease, a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). 

I was diagnosed in September 2011 after several months of symptoms that didn’t really make much sense. In the years that have followed I’ve had many hospital admissions, tried all of the medication options open to me at the time but chose to have surgery in 2016 to remove a large narrowing in my small bowel. Three months later, I had my colon removed and I now have a temporary ileostomy.

I continue to accept the changing face of my disease and I try to not let it control my life and overwhelm me. This blog shares my experiences with living a chronic illness and the challenges I face. It is also a hub for good, truthful and honest information about IBD and stomas.