So, I’m not sure how many people reading this on a regular basis have investigated this blog because of its IBD/health connections, but as you may or may not be aware, in addition to my on-going 365 pieces project, I am trying to work on getting together a greater number of pieces on gastrointestinal (and mental, … Continue reading upcoming pieces
I had a moment of terror last night – woken up at 2:30 by my insides, for the first time in a while. Pain, not the worst I’ve ever had, certainly, but decidedly unpleasant pain. Naturally, I went to the bathroom. Spent 20 minutes alternating between almost-acceptable and agony, and I’m not quite sure whether the tears … Continue reading constant vigilance
So, I always enjoy reading lists that bloggers like Gala Darling create – inspirational lists of things to do, places to go, ways to cheer yourself up, ways to celebrate life… all kinds of things. Thing is, by its very nature, IBD – or even severe IBS, I’ll admit it – kind of limits your … Continue reading 14 WAYS TO HAVE A RAD TIME, EVEN IF YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER IS THE PORCELAIN THRONE.
I originally wrote this to enter into the xojane.com ‘It Happened To Me’ competition – only to then read in the T&Cs that it’s only open to US citizens. So, to the blog! Basically a general introduction to life with chronic bowel disease. I was eighteen when I first encountered blood in the toilet bowl. … Continue reading uber-cool? under-carriage? uphill climb? ULCERATIVE COLITIS.
For quite some time, I’ve been aware that I probably need counseling, or therapy, or whatever you want to call it. As much as I have unhealthy intestines, I also have a brain that doesn’t cooperate at times, and it’s only been in the past year or so that I’ve acknowledged that this is probably … Continue reading on mental health
Reading the backs of shampoo bottles can only get you so far when you’re on intimate terms with the bathroom. Here’s a handy list of ways to wile away the agonising hours (if you add up colitis bathroom time, it gets a little scary!) in the loo. do your nails. Only applicable when you’re not … Continue reading things to do while stuck in the bathroom
And by birds, I mean the evil ones that live in my large intestine! And by evil birds in my large intestine, I mean pain in my large intestine! What tomfoolery! So. Here’s where I’m at, colitis-wise, at quarter to ten on November 28th, 2012, approximately two years since being diagnosed. OW. FUCK. BLOOD. OW. … Continue reading angry birds