Welcome to YoungCrohns: Adventures with a Chronic Illness.
I’m Louise; a passionate advocate and patient of IBD as well as loving coffee, a good face mask and Mac & cheese.
I love sharing my tales and stories of living life with Crohn’s disease and a permeant ileostomy.
This section is dedicated to my own articles on aspects of IBD such as medications and deficiencies, as well as particular parts of ostomy life too.
Part of the week of daily blogs for #crohnsandcolitisawarenessweek "When they said chronic I didn't think. They meant every single damn day." Chronic and invisible. Double whammy. Despite there being so much information out there about the basics of IBD, we as patients still experience misconceptions and misinformation throughout our patient journey. For some this can be the fact that at a primary level, IBD is confused with IBS. And whilst yes they both are located within the digestive system, that is the end of the similarities. I've written about this before, here. If we can get past that hurdle, there is the fact that IBD is largely invisible. It all happens inside; some where only medical professionals go and understand because of training. Others don't feel our pain, don't understand our embarrassment about not being able to get out of the bathroom, about leaving home, going to work, speaking about this in public. We deal with a multitude of symptoms which need … [Read More...] about Crohns & Colitis Awareness Week – December 5th: Misconceptions