Crohn’s Disease

Fatigue

From Alannah Jayne’s Blog.   Fatigue is a not so funny, funny thing. You go to sleep, you wake up and still feel as if you could sleep but your mind is wide awake yet at the same time giving you brain fog – a term in which is used to describe the inability to […]

‘Invisible’ Disabilities: Car Park Confrontation Prompts Call For Greater Recognition

By Laura Collins and Lucy Robinson in ABC.Net Australia.   Fed up with judgemental looks, comments and confrontations, a young South Australian woman living with a debilitating disease is calling for more recognition of ‘invisible’ disabilities. Key points: Sarah Larcombe has undergone seven major surgeries in nine years She has a disability permit and is […]

People With Chronic Conditions Don’t Want Pity – We Want Understanding

  By Jo Cole in HUFFPOST.   If you see a person who you know has a chronic health condition out and about it’s probably because they’re having a ‘better’ day. When I bumped into a former colleague who told me I was looking well I had mixed emotions. I don’t want to seem ungrateful […]

10-Year-Old Designs Bathroom Sign For People With Invisible Conditions

Story from The Mighty.   Grace Warnock is only 10, but she’s perceptive. She easily picked up on judgmental looks from strangers when she would use public bathrooms for people with disabilities. Grace has Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease you can’t see from the outside. The condition can be painful and requires her to make […]

Man With Crohn’s Disease Writes Powerful Facebook Post To People Challenge Him For Using Disabled Facilities

A man has published an incredibly brave and personal post explaining why people should think before they judge him for using disabled facilities. Ste Walker, 24, suffers from Crohn’s disease and, as a result, sometimes has to use disabled toilets or parking spaces. But because his illness is easily hidden and he looks “normal” on […]

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