Sunday; the night before

Feeling nervous about tomorrow’s appointment at the surgical clinic. Want to have it all booked and sorted so I know what I’m working towards this Summer but really dreaded it finally being in black and white. *** I know this is the best option right now. In fact, it’s sort of my only option right now. I’ve failed everything else,…

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World IBD Day

As this ordinary Monday comes to a close to many, I sit here going into the final few GMT hours of World IBD 2014 with some unrest. Should I show them? No one has seen these before, I’ve not allowed myself to bear these photos to other humans, not even other IBDers.. what am I scared of? What am I…

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#GetYourBellyOut

It is always great to see a social media campaign get a startling, yet thoroughly deserved coverage and support sorely needed for IBD. Campaigns for IBD here in the UK haven’t always kicked off the way those behind or supporting it have wanted. There is some professional jealousy, as to why IBD still does hasn’t achieved the publicity and awareness…

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Day Twenty Two – Day-to-Day

Write about something ordinary that’s inspiring to you, something simple, perhaps overlooked, that fuels your activism. Write about the things you couldn’t live without – list 10 things you need or love most. I’m not sure about anyone else, but I felt – and some times, still do – feel incredibly lonely ‘suffering’ with my Crohn’s. It as if once…

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It’s finally time..

.. to raise some funds and some eyebrows. I’ve always been abit confused as to why people fundraised for charities. Alot of people did it whilst I was at school and university and I was always too busy with studying to get down and into it. As with everything else in my life, Crohn’s has changed many aspects of it…

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“… The best you can”

I find myself relating this more and more. In the start of Crohn’s and this “adventure”, I thought I was going to be one of those patients / sufferers that was always honest about everything. But I soon learned a very important personal lesson. It is simply exhasuting doing that. Put simply, life gets in the way of being honest.…

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“There are no accidents”

This seems very cut and dry doesn’t it? That the control you have over your life is everything in the world, no one else controls the destiny of your life but YOU. Many will look at that and think “why, yes, I agree” and most of the time I am with them, nodding in agreement. Until it comes to my…

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