Me, Myself & IBD

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My life

My life

WEGO Health Activist Awards

Soooo I might have got nominated for a Best in Show award with WEGO.

Let’s Team IBD/ Chronic Illness this and show em’ how we can really raise awareness, the positive way.

Things chronically ill people should never tell them selfs:

• It could be worse

• I’m fine… Really…

• Its all in my head

• I wish I was normal

• At least it’s not *insert other illness”

• My life is basically over now

• I will never achieve my goals

• Everything has to change

We all have the great ability to adapt to new surroundings so take each day one step at a time and stay strong.

I can honestly say I’ve heard them all.

I can honestly say I’ve heard them all.

When your on a new drug and really feeling it.

When your on a new drug and really feeling it.

Anonymous asked: So... I've been told I have ibs but I just don't know. I think I might have IBD. There is bleeding as well as other factors and I'm kinda scared

Hello!

1) Don’t be scared! Its scary but treatable, be thankful that medicine industry is very advanced. I always think to myself, if I was born 100 years and had all this stuff going wrong in my body I would probably be dead by now.

2) The Dr’s told me I had IBS for a whole year before my proper diagnosis of IBD. If you’re bleeding you’ve gotta go back and see them and tell them exactly what’s happening. From my experience, Dr’s take you more seriously if you bring notes, a diary of what exactly is happening, times, dates, stool consistency (bloody, runny, solid ect..) tell them where your pain is and how it feels.

3) Keep a food diary, write down every single thing that you eat with notes on how you feel after, if your tummy hurts, if you ran to the loo after wards ect..

Cutting out all diary products was the first thing that really helped me and alot of other IBD / IBS patients so that’s worth a shot.

But most importantly see a Dr. and hopefully they will refer you on to a specialist. Don’t down play what’s really going on.

hellomynameismaddy:

chronic illness skills:

-really good at getting blood drawn

-sleeping

-tv marathoning

-doing everything in pain

-know the best heating pads

-will sit on the floor if there are no chairs

-smarter than doctors sometimes tbh

(via crohnschronicals)

How I feel after I’ve successfully taken all my pills. 
Bonus points for no gagging.

How I feel after I’ve successfully taken all my pills. 

Bonus points for no gagging.

Positivity In Pain

Check out the blog post I wrote up for Positivity in Pain

It’s all about how I remain positive through out my ups and downs with IBD.

GP’s are basically someone you go to to get a referral to someone who actually knows what they’re doing