Who are some of the outstanding Health Activists who enrich the lives of others by sharing their experience, knowledge and strength? Nominate them for a WEGO Health Activist Award.
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.
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
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.
How I feel after I’ve successfully taken all my pills.
Bonus points for no gagging.
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.
Every time is just as awkward as the last.
I’ve told you in confidence friend, don’t go blabbing to every Tom, Dick and Harry.
GP’s are basically someone you go to to get a referral to someone who actually knows what they’re doing