Happy Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month

It’s May already - I can’t believe how fast this year has been going.  Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month is here again. It’s a time for reflection and sharing for friends, family and sufferers of the diseases.  Sometimes I think that sharing a story is more important than a donation for us - we’re still ...

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I'm pretty angry... today I'm more convinced than ever the Government has a bias toward protecting stupid people... The whole point of this blog is so I can talk about my Chronic Illness without forcing the details on people who don't want to know - if you're here I assume you've come looking.  So, obviously, I'm ...

How about some extra stress with your stress?

My partners going to quit his job, we will lose $2k in holiday half booked, we will also lose the house 6 weeks after he quits, I am getting 4 hours sleep a night, I am working like a dog here and at home for less than I am worth, I feel like I have been run over by a train and backed over by a mini bus, I have no iron in my body, I do have an incurable disease crawling around in my bowel and last night I woke myself up screaming and seeing spiders crawling all over me and our bed. But hey, I can take it – how about a bit more stress with all that?

I have Crohn’s Disease

They are the 4 words that have shaped the last 8 months of my life.  Most of my experience with them has been negative.  Its true, people are afraid of things they don't understand.  Some are starting to come round now though.  Reluctant to admit it at the start - many people have abdominal problems ...