• How to Make the Most of your F2F, Telephone & Virtual Appointments

    William Osler once said, “a good physician treats the disease, whereas a great physician treats the patient who has a disease”. As the pandemic changed how healthcare was delivered for those with chronic conditions; who still required medical attention during lockdowns and the subsequent period after, there has been such a great desire for appointments to take place in a variety of different ways. And for most, having a choice…

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  • Let’s Talk About: Infusions in IBD

    Welcome to my new mini-series, ‘Let’s Talk About” a place where I’ll be breaking down barriers to commonplace situations within IBD care. I’ve had Crohn’s disease since 2011 and have had a lot of both positive and negative experiences in my care within that time. I want to lessen the emotional burden of having IBD on the newly diagnosed as well as those who are established but experiencing new challenges.…

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  • Experimenting and Exploring Food with an Ostomy

    Inspired and a follow up to my 2016 post “My Tips for Eating with an Ostomy” Disclaimer: This information is based on my own personal experiences. Please remember that each stoma and patient has different dietary constraints and experiences, and not all things will work for everyone. Finding your own path can take considerable time. If you are seeking dietary advice regarding your stoma, please contact your stoma nurse, dietician…

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