Tag: Health

Grieving The ‘Old You’ – Dealing With A Chronic Illness Diagnosis

Good morning everybody. Today I wanted to share a post about how a chronic illness diagnosis can affect you. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis aged 15 months, so have never known any different but my diagnosis with Crohn’s Disease came when I was…

Prescription Charges In The UK

In the UK we are really lucky to have the NHS and access to free healthcare. One thing a lot of people do have to pay for is prescriptions, and I have recently seen people in support groups I am a member of, talking…

IBD – Is It Crohn’s Or Colitis?

I see so many posts from people who don’t know which type of IBD they have or saying they have both – which just is not possible! I thought I would do a post to explain the two diseases and the differences between them….

Mental Health Awareness Week – The ‘But’ Factor

Yes, I know I post a lot about bums and poo but I haven’t made a spelling error in the title, I promise!

Exercising With Arthritis

Did You Know… May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Approximately 350 million people worldwide have arthritis. In the UK there are around 10 million people living with the disease. Around 15,000 of these are children. Yes, children get arthritis too!