Here are some numbers – I’m 23 years old. I’ve been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis for a smidge over two and a half years. I’ve had IBD-type symptoms for 4-5 years. And in 18 days, I’ll be getting a partial colectomy. Yes folks, I’m booked for surgery. September 11th, of all days. I will be … Continue reading the official countdown begins
Ew. I don’t even want to think about what something IBD-flavoured would taste like. Yeah, let’s not go there. Instead, let’s go onwards from shitty titles (HA!) and examine the matter at hand. It’s been a while since I made a health related post, so here’s an update. Maybe this radio silence led you to … Continue reading We interrupt your regular writing programme for an IBD-flavoured update!
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
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.