Posts Tagged Crohns

Attack Of The Crohn’s – Part 5

When I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease back at the end of December 2015 I was told during my first consultation in March 2016 that I’d undergo regular check-ups. The consultant suggested that these check-ups would take place every six months or so. As it happened my first “six month” check-up actually took place in… Read More

Attack Of The Crohn’s – Part 4

It’s now been over 12 months since I last saw a consultant regarding my Crohn’s diagnosis and bowel resection operation back in December 2015. At that particular appointment I was told I’d be seen every six months which hasn’t been the case. I suspect that this is not because of an oversight by The NHS… Read More

A Merry Christmas Balloon Story

One of the things I learnt quickly about being in hospital is that having a sense of humour gets you through a lot of the experience. They do say laughter is the best medicine, and granted it does help, but I can also tell you that it’s not as good as a morphine drip. Laughter… Read More

Attack Of The Crohn’s – Part 3

According to The NHS website, “Crohn’s Disease (CD) is a long-term condition that causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive system”. There’s no known cure but it can be managed. So after being diagnosed with something like this there’s naturally a lot of questions going through your head: What happens next? What can I… Read More

Attack Of The Crohn’s – Part 2

Across the hospital ward was an older gentleman. He looked across at me, smiled and nodded. The kind of smile and nod that old folk give youngsters to let them know all would be fine. I smiled back trying hard to ignore the porridge falling out of his mouth and the fact his pyjamas had… Read More

Attack Of The Crohn’s – Part 1

Given the choice between waking up in a hospital’s high dependency unit or a luxury room in a Mid-Wales spa hotel, most people would opt for the latter. Unfortunately – and as it happens fortunately – for me, back in December 2015 I got the former – and never has the phrase “that escalated quickly”… Read More