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“Hello.. (Pt. II)

To continue on from my last post about friendships and Crohn’s, this post shall look at discussing Crohn’s with friends; old and new, and how to help acquaintances ‘understand’ your condition. “What exactly is Crohn’s disease?” My friend Gemma asked me, when we first met for coffee, in November last year. I was about a week out of hospital and…

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“Hello..

.. My name is Louise and I have Crohn’s Disease.” As an ongoing topic on this blog, I will be writing about and sharing my experiences when it comes to friendships and revealing your Crohns disease and how to talk about it. As a recently new sufferer, I’ve had to overcome some fears and open my eyes to some realisations…

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“I’m in repair.. I’m not together, but I’m getting there.” This is a post inspired by the loving words of support, the banter and the joy I get from my IBD Twitter family. They are awesome, every single one of them. Since having them all in my life for only the past 5 months, I wonder how I ever coped…

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Day Seventeen – Learnt the Hard Way

Learnt the hard way. Whats a lesson you learned the hard way? Write about it for 15 today. Sometimes, people are just arseholes. I learnt this a particularly hard way at New Years, and pretty much every couple weeks since, but I have been strong enough to just leave it be, nowadays. My friend N came to see me when…

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Ron: One person couldn’t feel all that, they’d explode! Hermione: Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon.. A classic Potter quote. Very apt. I wonder sometimes how much I must look like a Crohnie. Then, as soon as the thought has escaped into my consciousness, I laugh. How stupid! I can’t look like something, especially with an…

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