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What Would I Tell A Newly Diagnosed Crohns Fighter?

What Would I Tell A Newly Diagnosed Crohns Fighter?

What Would I Tell A Newly Diagnosed Crohns Fighter? Have you been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease? What would you expect to be told about the illness you’ve just been diagnosed with? In the face of it being Crohns & Colitis week, I have decided to say what

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The Draw Backs Of Being On Immuno Suppressants

The Draw Backs Of Being On Immuno Suppressants

The Draw Backs Of Being On Immuno Suppressants. I have been on and off immuno suppressants since my crohns diagnosis back in 2003. To a certain degree I have been very lucky and the side affects have not reared their ugly head until I started the vedolizumab

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My Love/Hate Relationship With Food

My Love/Hate Relationship With Food

My Love/Hate Relationship With Food. The last 14 years with Crohns has been a struggle with the thing we all can’t live without. That thing is the word food. My Love/Hate Relationship With Food I am currently taking part in research up at King’s College London under

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3 Ladies, 36 Stoma Bags Taking Part In Bag Roulette July

3 Ladies, 36 Stoma Bags Taking Part In Bag Roulette July

3 Ladies, 36 Stoma Bags Taking Part In Bag Roulette July. Just to forwarn you we are in no way medical experts. This is purely being done for ” shits & giggles” pun intended. This has been in the planning for a while but due to illness

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My Battles With Anaemia

My Battles With Anaemia

My Battles With Anaemia. I’ve battled with iron deficiency anaemia ever since my diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. So what is iron deficiency anaemia? It’s where a lack of iron in the body leads to your red blood cell count dropping. What does iron do? Iron is used to produce

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What Does Body Image Mean to Me?

What Does Body Image Mean to Me?

What Does Body Image Mean To Me? We are covering body image on The IBD & Ostomy Support Show. Everyone’s responses regardless of being in the positive or negative are extremely good to see. People are actually talking about it which is brilliant. What Does Body Image Mean To Me?

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My Fun And Games With Bile Salt Malabsorption and Permanent Diarrhoea

My Fun And Games With Bile Salt Malabsorption and Permanent Diarrhoea

This is about my fun and games with Bile Salt Malabsorption and Permanent Diarrhoea. I had my bowel resection on the 16th of January 2012. I was slightly alarmed with the watery stools, pain and 4 stone weight loss within six months of having the resection done. My

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When My Crohns Went Wrong Part 3

When My Crohns Went Wrong Part 3

So this is when My Crohns Went Wrong Part 3. So I’ve already written about my experience on ITU & HDU. This is now the rest of my 9-week stay on the Mcculloch ward. I got moved down to a side room from the HDU Unit quite

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Why I Chose To Not Stay In The Dark Over My Diagnosis

Why I Chose To Not Stay In The Dark Over My Diagnosis

So this is the story if you like about Why I Chose To Not Stay In The Dark Over My Diagnosis. When I was diagnosed in December of 2003 I was told I had Crohns Disease and a Fistula because of this. I did as I was

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My Lack of Fertility Due To My Crohns And Numerous Surgeries

My Lack of Fertility Due To My Crohns And Numerous Surgeries

So I take part with a group of ladies hosting The IBD & Ostomy Support show on Youtube and the topics we discuss are wide and varied. The last show we hosted last Thursday was about fertility along with does being chronically ill make parenting harder. So this

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