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Guest Post: MyTherapy

IBD: TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR DISEASE Living with IBD can be difficult sometimes with unpredictable episodes and regular hospital visits that disrupts normal daily activities. However, if the symptoms are well managed, people diagnosed with IBD can live normally with the condition. IBD has been a topic of interest for many people and has become a burden for ages since what specifically causes it is actually not known. So much noise is made about diagnosis and treatment, that Little attention is given to how people diagnosed with this condition are able to accept and live with it for the rest…

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Brava Protective Seal Shoot

Something I have been unable to share about – until now! – is my involvement with Coloplast and their Brava Protective Seal. I reviewed this product earlier on – read more here – but I was also approached by Coloplast HQ in Denmark to do a testimonial for the product too not long after that review went live. This would involve a video shoot and interview, showing me in my ‘natural surrounding’ living life using one of their products. In all honesty, I use a lot of Coloplast products but this one in particular has had a significant effect on…

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A Day in the Life – The ROManTIC Trial

Two weeks ago, I was invited to the Royal College of Surgeons in London for discussions of a new trial for Ileocecal Crohn’s patients. This has been the first time I’d been invited – well, I had sought out this day for my own medical geeky-ness – to participate in something so formal and important as a possible trial. Its objective was to gain the perspectives of both patients and doctors in to whether the premise, the thesis of this trial, was valid and if it was, how it was then going to be done and its hopefully outcomes. I…

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Stoma Nurses; What makes them so important?

A couple weeks ago I got the chance to interview my  stoma nurse about her job role; this is Q & A with Nicola Jennings: Stoma Care Nurse at Good Hope Hospital in the Heart of England NHS Trust. What is a stoma nurse? The title for the role at the hospital I work is ‘Colorectal Specialist Nurse’, this incorporates stoma care. They are specialist’s registered nurses wo have gained additional specialist knowledge and experience in caring for people with colorectal cancer, IBD and other disorders of the bowel requiring surgery. The Role: We provide patient support at diagnosis and throughout…

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REVIEW: ‘Managing IBD: A Balanced Guide to Inflammatory Bowel Disease’ …

Follow Jenna on Twitter @abalancedbelly and check out her website: www.abalancedbelly.co.uk Initial Thoughts “Managing IBD: A Balanced Guide to Inflammatory Bowel Disease” is just that, a balanced guide to navigating a diagnosis and life with IBD. Jenna was diagnosed in China after suffering with IBS for almost ten years prior. The pressing need to find out information – in English – and pursue good care in a foreign country, led her down the path toward her study in Nutritional Therapy and subsequently this book. She says early on that “being alone in a foreign country … forced me to become…

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