Category: Living with Crohn’s Disease

Living with Chronic Illness – Alternative Pain Relief Options

This is a sponsored article with Pathways Having a chronic illness and finding effective pain relief can be hit and miss What works for one person won’t necessarily work for another. Not only that but you might also find that you don’t tolerate certain pain relief.  I was diagnosed with …

What has the NHS ever done for you?

No really? What has the NHS ever done for you? I mean, let’s start with your birth, I suspect your mother had access to a GP, maybe midwife. You were likely born in a hospital and even if you weren’t I would guess that a medical professional was at the …

12 things Crohn’s sufferers wish you knew

Crohn’s often pops up in the news these days, which is great for highlighting the disease. More and more celebrities are being open about living with the disease and the side effects of the medication, which is not easy given the common misconceptions attached to Crohn’s. I was diagnosed almost …

Crohn’s disease, a parent’s experience

You may have already read my accounts of living with Crohn’s if not you can find them collectively here. In light of the fact that Crohn’s is back in the news again today, thanks to Dynamo, I spoke to my mum and my partner, Vince, this morning and suggested that they …

10 Things I wish I had known before I turned forty

I am FORTY next week.  Apart from going on about it quite a lot I’m not really that bothered.  Age is just a number and if you’re only as old as the man you’re feeling then you can subtract 7 years – oh yes!  It has got me thinking a …

20 things you didn’t know about me

Recently I was tagged by both Carter Family 4 and Pass the Prosecco Please to write 20 things you didn’t know about me. So here goes: 1) I don’t have a middle name.  When deciding what to call me my father suggested naming me after an engineer, Mr Wankel. My surname is Knight. …

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