Today is World IBD day. This is a day to raise awareness of two chronic conditions under the bracket Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. As you may know, I have Ulcerative Colitis and was diagnosed in May 2013. I take lots of medications daily to help control the symptoms and have had many hospital admissions. When I was diagnosed, I had never heard of ulcerative colitis which is why I think it is so important to raise awareness because there could be people suffering in silence. I hope that this will help anyone who feels that they are alone.
I want to share a couple of blog posts that I wrote previously about living with IBD with you today and I hope it will give you some perspective on what it is like to live with a chronic illness. I would greatly appreciate it if you took the time to read them.
MY BLOGS ON LIVING WITH IBD
You can help support World IBD day by wearing something purple (the purple ribbon is used a symbol to represent IBD) and donating to Crohn’s and Colitis UK by texting PURP19 £(amount) to 70070 or by donating through the justgiving page linked below.
Thank you for taking the time to read and I will list some helpful websites below in which you can learn more about inflammatory bowel disease.
- Crohn’s and Colitis UK Website
- Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
- Crohn’s and Colitis UK Justgiving page
- World IBD Day information page
- IBD Relief
Love and Light,