Being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease is probably the longest and most confusing part of the entire process. It took numerous months and endless tests before I had a confirmed IBD, which almost comes as a blessing when you’re finally able to give your illness a name and begin the process properly.
“So what is Crohn’s disease, babe?” – a question that I get asked regularly. As a naturally loud and vocal person, I am more than happy to share with any Tom, Dick or Harry exactly what Crohn’s Disease is and how it is has ruined my life (joking). The problem is, most people don’t actually want to know the answer.
My whole life I found bowel movements, of any sort, a horribly uncomfortable, unglamorous topic that would never voluntarily cross my mind to bring up in any social situation. Yet years down the line, at the ripe old age of 24, I find myself starting a new blog page about exactly that.