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Has Crohn’s Affected My Mental Health?

Has Crohn's Affected My Mental Health?

Has Crohn’s Affected My Mental Health? That is the question. Has this life long condition affected my mental health? The honest answer is yes. It’s not something I’ve spoken openly about for an extremely long time. In the hope, this doesn’t trigger my PTSD again I’m writing about what I’ve

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Does Being Chronically Ill Affect Me As a Mother?

Does Being Chronically Ill Affect Me As a Mother?

Does being chronically ill affect me as a mother? After spending a whole week in bed due to catching a UTI and the flu. The immunosuppressants have taken their toll. I’ve had a lot of time to think about what or how I would write this post. Being

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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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Dating A Crohnie From Ben’s Point Of View

Dating A Crohnie From Ben's Point Of View

Dating A Crohnie From Ben’s Point Of View. Following The IBD & Ostomy Support Show poll in the last week. I Crohnsfighting has decided to get Benjamin’s point of view about dating me. I was single for 2 years prior to Ben. I had been used to

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Happy 6 Month Anniversary to Bertha

Happy 6 Month Anniversary to Bertha

Happy 6 Month Anniversary to Bertha. So this is a landmark to me. I never thought I would celebrate the fact I have a permanent ileostomy. Life prior to Bertha was slightly difficult, to say the least. Due to the amount of bowel removed I had permanent diarrhoea

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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 Review Of The Pelican Platinum Convex Stoma Bag

My Review Of The Pelican Platinum Convex Stoma Bag

My Review Of The Pelican Platinum Convex Stoma Bag.  I will be writing below as to how I started using this bag.  As a blogger, I can’t just write about what always goes wrong or my Crohns disease. I also think its good to review the bags I

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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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