January 2016

The beginning of the year is always difficult. I have, for the years I’ve been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, been able to avoid any major problems at the festive period; even when I was first diagnosed and just having started Humira without a clue how amazing it would be. So I came into January unsure; of what this whole year would bring me, how quickly I would find a new treatment plan and how rubbish I would have to feel to get to that point. On NYE I got my appointment to see a surgeon to discuss – very briefly…

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2013 – Year in Review

This blog turned one year old on the final day of 2013. Those sort of moments tend to allow one to reflected on the past twelve months. When I consider how long and short ago January 2013 was, so much has happened! Here are my highlights: Finally came off the dreaded Humira injections. Created and set up Crohn’s and Colitis UK Staffordshire South group with fellow local IBDers. Celebrated my 25th birthday and one year anniversary with the boyfriend. Becoming group coordinator; mentoring, supporting and raising awareness of IBD. Surviving two failed medications and three awful abscesses. Travelling for the…

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GI Clinic – 15.05.12

Outcomes: – Iron Infusion in the coming weeks. – Humira injection next Thursday can be done with my IBD nurse in the endoscopy suite at the hospital. – Colonoscopy is due in 2 months time. Thoughts: It is a weight of my mind to sort my Humira out. I was very upset about my stupid stupid self for not being able to inject myself as effectively like I once could. This is the next option for me; getting someone to give it to me. First the nurse at the hospital. Then a nurse at the GP practice. Then, if I…

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March 2012

Prelude: I thought the best way to ‘track’ Crohns and related / subsequent issues, besides my medication diary, is to write a monthly post about how *this* month has been. Yes, I juggle alot of balls in the air. So, let’s begin.. I ended February with discovering I was in desperate need of counselling for my Crohns and related problems, be them medical, anxieties or just emotional and mental health. I actually ended up crying on the decorating floor at work, not understanding what was happening to me. I had to admit (with the help of many of my IBD…

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