So today marks the start of Crohn’s and Colitis awareness week so I thought I’d do a little introduction post for you. If you’ve been following this blog a while, you’re probably already aware of what Crohn’s and Colitis is but if you’ve just stumped across my little blog for the first time, I’ll do a recap for you!
Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis (UC) are two forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) which is an autoimmune disease which causes inflammation and ulceration of the colon if you have UC and the whole digestive track if you have crohn’s. And yes, it is as painful as it sounds.
IBD doesn’t just attack your bowel/digestive track though; it comes which umpteen other things such as joint pains which can be so bad you can hardly move, mouth ulcers which suck and weight loss which is just to name a few and something I’m quickly learning is that even which the majority of your colon gone, ulcerative colitis can still affect you in so many ways!
Over the next 7 days, I’m going to share with you different aspects of how IBD affects my life and hopefully give people a better understanding of what the disease is actually like. If you want more information, head over to the Crohn’s and Colitis charity website, go and have a search of the #7daysofIBD and read about other peoples lives with IBD and get involved yourself in the hashtag and finally, donate to the charity by texting DAYS22 £3 to 70070.