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Happy Mother’s Day to all you strong beautiful women who fight Inflammatory bowel disease everyday. Being a parent and fighting a chronic illness is never easy. We salute you. Happy Mother’s Day to some of the Dad’s that have to be a Mother too. 💕 ... See more
“ I am a warrior, this is war.”
We can't wait for GetYourBellyOut - GetYourBellyOut's 5th Party - The Big Birthday Weekender! There's still some tickets left!
Ed, developed ulcerative colitis – a form of inflammatory bowel disease – in 2006. He became dependant on steroids and immune suppressant drugs and spent a decade coping with his illness while working – trying to hide his medication and urgent trips to the toilet. ... See more
Ed Rowland, 36, jokes he is following in the 1988 character's footsteps after a deadly bowel condition left him requiring the stoma bag
Another #IBD and #Ostomy event this year.
Who’s got their 2019 ball tickets already? Thank you to everyone who has purchased them already and as always we have sold a lot of tickets with still months to go. We would hate for anyone to miss out on such an amazing event so we suggest getting your tickets ASAP to avoid disappointment if we reach capacity. Email email@example.com to secure your place now!! 🎉💜 #ostomy #stoma #pwcharity #pwball2019 #recoveradaptovercome ... See more
After Brian Kennedy opened up about the outcome of recent cancer surgery, Leona O’Neill speaks to two men living with similar conditions who are inspired by the singer’s brave stance.
A day in the life of a person suffering with Inflammatory bowel disease: ⚫️ the fatigue - you can sleep for 12+ hours and still wake up feeling like you haven't slept. ⚫️ the constant toilet trips - the uncertainty of not knowing when you'll need to go- the blood, the mucus. ⚫️ the endless medication- a disease with no cure can only be managed with medication or surgery- even after surgery it's not always plain sailing. ⚫️ A surpressed immune system - catching everything going and being unable to fight it off. ⚫️ the anxiety - where's the nearest toilet? Am I going to make it on time? Will I have an accident? ⚫️ the impact on your mental health - those 'why me' moments? The constant pain getting to you. Struggling to want to carry on. ⚫️ the cramps - the never ending pain- trying to paint on a smile and do your best. ⚫️ the weight loss/gain - medications vary with their side effects but if you're unwell and not absorbing anything you will lose weight- on the flip side we can gain weight quickly too. (Damn those steroids) ⚫️ the constant comments- 'Well you don't look ill' 'oh my aunties sisters cat had that and now she's cured' none of these helpful - it's hard enough fighting illness we shouldn't have to explain ourselves or be judged just because you can't see it. ⚫️ the pressure to 'be normal' to be that normal work colleague- to not have to take time off. We're doing our best and that's all we can do. We fight every single day to maintain some sort of normality and not let these diseases beat us. Keep fighting 💜 ... See more
The more we talk about bowel problems, the less stigma there will be around them, and hopefully more people will feel brave enough to seek help instead of suffering in silence.
Don't be embarrassed or ashamed of your bowel problems.
A Penzance woman who was horrified to discover the suicide of a 10-year-old in America recently embarked on a global mission to educate the world that people living with stomas don’t smell and are no different to anybody else. The wonderful Annie Jenkins named one of Cornwall’s most inspirational women. Alongside fellow ostomate Zoey Wright. Cornwall Live ... See more
They range from campaigners to cancer survivors and entrepreneurs