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 experiences as a patient throughout my almost decade with a chronic illness.
You’ll also find my writings on the subject of advocacy and awareness raising.
I follow and read alot of blogs by people who suffer from Crohn’s. Being a relative newbie to all of this ‘crohnic illness’ stuff, I find the words of others, their experiences and opinions very reassuring. But it does make me wonder. I really don’t mean for any of this to come across as ‘bragging’ about how ‘easy’ I’ve got it / had it, but relatively speaking my experiences with Crohn’s is nothing compared to others. And yes, comparing different people with the same condition - one which varies tremendously from person to person - is completely naive and stupid, but I feel so much of the pain everyone else has. I know that what I went through, have had happen to me, is happening to me, is probably nothing. I’m 5 months into my diagnosis and I’m pretty much back to my ‘normal’ life, bar the medication, dietary and energy constrains. I haven’t had surgery. I haven’t experienced too many complications or side effects of medications / hospital stays. Besides the usual pain that … [Read More...] about Reading