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.
At last, answers and a plan. I last talked - openly and frankly - about my current predicament back at the end of November; re my rectal stump. Since then, we've had some improvement with its produce but it's still a massive pain in the butt; metaphorical and literal. But we have had some appointments come through and we are now at Stage Three of the process. This being; I actually signed my surgery paperwork this week. I had known about my surgical appointment since my GI appointment in mid December - which in actual fact, was only a run down of my Vedolizumab funding and running some more and very detailed liver tests. It was not a consultant but a registrar; another face to add the variety of faces I have seen for my IBD in the last two years being in Peterborough. It was concluded that whilst Vedolizumab was working well and accepted that I would continue on it for another year, I needed to get my liver in check. He blamed some of this on my weight - calling me 'obese' if we … [Read More...] about Life Lately | The ‘Final’ Step