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Happy #humira day! Today's actually a bit of a weird day for me because on my Facebook "on this day" page I was reminded about when we moved house 5 years ago (I'm getting somewhere #crohns related, stick with me!). We got a load of friends to help us move everything out of our flat, into a rented van (which I had the absolute pleasure of driving!) and into our new house. To "pay" for the help of our friends we took them out to the pub for some food and drinks. It turned into a bit of a jolly and we spent more time in the pub that day that we did moving boxes and furniture. After spending many hours in the pub, Mr Crohns & I wandered home via the kebab shop, as you may do when you've had a few pints...the next day I felt like shit. Constantly on the toilet, tired...I thought it was food poisoning and possibly was but that was the first day my Crohn's symptoms reared their ugly head and I've not had a proper poop since! Has anyone else had such a clear cut start date of when their IBD started? #crohnsdisease #crohnslife #crohnssucks #crohnsfighter #crohnswarrior #ibd #crohnie #spoonie #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #dirtykebab
Happy #humira  day! Today's actually a bit of a weird day for me because on my Facebook "on this day" page I was reminded about when we moved house 5 years ago (I'm getting somewhere #crohns  related, stick with me!). We got a load of friends to help us move everything out of our flat, into a rented van (which I had the absolute pleasure of driving!) and into our new house. To "pay" for the help of our friends we took them out to the pub for some food and drinks. It turned into a bit of a jolly and we spent more time in the pub that day that we did moving boxes and furniture. After spending many hours in the pub, Mr Crohns & I wandered home via the kebab shop, as you may do when you've had a few pints...the next day I felt like shit. Constantly on the toilet, tired...I thought it was food poisoning and possibly was but that was the first day my Crohn's symptoms reared their ugly head and I've not had a proper poop since! Has anyone else had such a clear cut start date of when their IBD started? #crohnsdisease  #crohnslife  #crohnssucks  #crohnsfighter  #crohnswarrior  #ibd  #crohnie  #spoonie  #autoimmunedisease  #invisibleillness  #dirtykebab 
I tend to wake up waaaay before my alarm goes off and my brain starts to race. Because my brain is full of non stop thoughts I find it so hard to get back to sleep properly. Anyhoot, I posted this gripe on my FB a few days ago and someone suggested listening to "Weightless" by Marconi Union. Apparently the band worked with specialists to create beats and noises that have been scientifically proven to reduce tension and anxiety and help with relaxation...Slightly dubious I tried listening this morning when I still had an hour and a half before I actually had to get out of bed - I had some pretty vivid dreams AND felt well rested and am keen to see what happens if I listen when I have my usual 4am wake up. #marconiunion #deepsleep #relaxation #sleep
I tend to wake up waaaay before my alarm goes off and my brain starts to race. Because my brain is full of non stop thoughts I find it so hard to get back to sleep properly. Anyhoot, I posted this gripe on my FB a few days ago and someone suggested listening to "Weightless" by Marconi Union. Apparently the band worked with specialists to create beats and noises that have been scientifically proven to reduce tension and anxiety and help with relaxation...Slightly dubious I tried listening this morning when I still had an hour and a half before I actually had to get out of bed - I had some pretty vivid dreams AND felt well rested and am keen to see what happens if I listen when I have my usual 4am wake up. #marconiunion  #deepsleep  #relaxation  #sleep 
One less thing to worry about! Ladies, I presume if you are following me you have had some form of colonoscopy, endoscopy, flexi sigmoid oscopy...all the "oscopy"! If so, going for your regular cervical smear is a walk in the park. Honestly! Don't delay it for months like I did because I was just "too busy", get your lady bits checked out when they should be checked and then it's done for a year/3/5 years (depending on age and location!)
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#crohns #ibd #crohnsdisease #inflammatoryboweldisease #invisibleillness #uc #colitis #spoonie #crohnie #cervicalcancer #papsmear #nhs
One less thing to worry about! Ladies, I presume if you are following me you have had some form of colonoscopy, endoscopy, flexi sigmoid oscopy...all the "oscopy"! If so, going for your regular cervical smear is a walk in the park. Honestly! Don't delay it for months like I did because I was just "too busy", get your lady bits checked out when they should be checked and then it's done for a year/3/5 years (depending on age and location!) . . . . . . . #crohns  #ibd  #crohnsdisease  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #invisibleillness  #uc  #colitis  #spoonie  #crohnie  #cervicalcancer  #papsmear  #nhs 
The "after" photo of my weekly #himira injection - the redness is pretty much all because I rub with the alcohol pad to clean the area and know exactly where I'm injecting. The circle goes away really quickly.
The "after" photo of my weekly #himira  injection - the redness is pretty much all because I rub with the alcohol pad to clean the area and know exactly where I'm injecting. The circle goes away really quickly.
Friday night is #humira night! I take mine out for about half an hour to an hour before I inject because it's nicer when it's not so cold. I have to leave it somewhere obvious like the countertop in the kitchen because if it's not right there for me to see I'll forget about it...happy shot day to anyone else having their injection 💜
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#crohns #crohnsdisease #crohnslife #crohnsfighter #crohnswarrior #ibd #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #crohnie #nhs
It's been a while since I've had anything more than a blood test...this time to follow up on the elevated LFT results that always come back from routine blood tests. I've had an ultrasound and liver biopsy before but can't help but get nervous about what might be hiding in there. I'm going to stop even thinking about it and take strength from @alix.ft.stanleystoma and her amazing view on waiting for test results and just pencil it in, keep on going and worry about it in the future if I need to
It's been a while since I've had anything more than a blood test...this time to follow up on the elevated LFT results that always come back from routine blood tests. I've had an ultrasound and liver biopsy before but can't help but get nervous about what might be hiding in there. I'm going to stop even thinking about it and take strength from @alix.ft.stanleystoma and her amazing view on waiting for test results and just pencil it in, keep on going and worry about it in the future if I need to
I had the most glorious day today. I have a lot of holiday days to be used up by the end of the financial year so am having a few random days off. I did absolutely nothing except binging on SATC with my kitty. Ok...I might have done some ironing and laundry later in the day...it was hard to not check my work emails or do anything productive but sometimes you just need a slump.
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#crohns #crohnsdisease #ibd #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #crohnies #spoonie
I had the most glorious day today. I have a lot of holiday days to be used up by the end of the financial year so am having a few random days off. I did absolutely nothing except binging on SATC with my kitty. Ok...I might have done some ironing and laundry later in the day...it was hard to not check my work emails or do anything productive but sometimes you just need a slump. . . . . . . . . #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #ibd  #autoimmunedisease  #invisibleillness  #crohnies  #spoonie 
Can I get your advice and input in this? Met with a lovely HR lady today at work to just get my Crohn's properly in the system. I've been open and honest with my bosses and colleagues about by illness and they have been really supportive. I've been able to work from home when I'm really bad, I've let them know when I'm running late because I'm not comfortable leaving the house in the morning...I still always feel that people might think I'm taking the piss. That's why I met with the HR lady. She's suggested I get an occupational health check done but it involves paperwork that my boss has to fill in and it all looks like it's about managing people who have performance issues. Has anyone else gone through this? #crohns #inflammatoryboweldisease #crohnsdisease #ibd @crohnscolitisfoundation @crohnsandcolitisuk
Can I get your advice and input in this? Met with a lovely HR lady today at work to just get my Crohn's properly in the system. I've been open and honest with my bosses and colleagues about by illness and they have been really supportive. I've been able to work from home when I'm really bad, I've let them know when I'm running late because I'm not comfortable leaving the house in the morning...I still always feel that people might think I'm taking the piss. That's why I met with the HR lady. She's suggested I get an occupational health check done but it involves paperwork that my boss has to fill in and it all looks like it's about managing people who have performance issues. Has anyone else gone through this? #crohns  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #crohnsdisease  #ibd  @crohnscolitisfoundation @crohnsandcolitisuk
Even when something or someone isn't *quite* "perfect", they're still beautiful as hell and don't forget that! #ibd #invisibleillness #crohns #crohnsdisease #spoonie
New post • bananas cure Crohn's (yeah, right 😒- link in bio)
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#crohns #crohnsdisease #ibd #autoimmunedisease #inflammatoryboweldisease #invisibleillness #bananas #crohnslife #spoonie #colitis #ulcerativecolitis
Today is a #Humira double-whammy! Got an epic delivery to support my now weekly injection AND it's injection day!
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I usually get my Humira delivered to work just because that's where I spend most of my life so it's easier to arrange a delivery. I always feel a bit weird not only having to go to the car park to meet the delivery driver to make sure the people at the gatehouse don't send them to the goods-in entrance and it looks super dodgy being handed over a "keep refrigerated" package but also then having to stash it in one of the office fridges. Part of me panics that someone will nick it all (why?!?!) but also worried that people don't have the anxiety about fridge temp like I do....
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#crohns #crohnsdisease #humirafriday #ibd #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #spoonie #crohnslife #crohnsfighter #crohnswarrior #immunosuppressed #healthcareathome
Today is a #Humira  double-whammy! Got an epic delivery to support my now weekly injection AND it's injection day! • I usually get my Humira delivered to work just because that's where I spend most of my life so it's easier to arrange a delivery. I always feel a bit weird not only having to go to the car park to meet the delivery driver to make sure the people at the gatehouse don't send them to the goods-in entrance and it looks super dodgy being handed over a "keep refrigerated" package but also then having to stash it in one of the office fridges. Part of me panics that someone will nick it all (why?!?!) but also worried that people don't have the anxiety about fridge temp like I do.... . . . . . . #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #humirafriday  #ibd  #autoimmunedisease  #invisibleillness  #spoonie  #crohnslife  #crohnsfighter  #crohnswarrior  #immunosuppressed  #healthcareathome 
All I want to do is watch Bake Off but my bowels aren't agreeing with me. I just want to sit down for more than 5 minutes without having to go upstairs to the loo! #crohns #crohnsdisease #ibd #crohnsfighter #gbbo #greatbritishbakeoff
I've been meaning to ask about things for a while...it's a bit of a risqué subject...Crohn's has had a massive impact on intimate things. I've never felt less attractive in my life so that teamed with the stuff going on with my insides doesn't bode well for the bedroom (I'm also modelling the latest in compression hosiery so that helps too 😒). I know I'm not alone and don't expect anyone to comment on public about something so personal but if you ever want to chat or vent about this stuff, I'm here!
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#crohns #crohnsdisease #crohnie #ibd #crohnslife #spoonie #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #crohnswarrior #crohnsfighter
I've been meaning to ask about things for a while...it's a bit of a risqué subject...Crohn's has had a massive impact on intimate things. I've never felt less attractive in my life so that teamed with the stuff going on with my insides doesn't bode well for the bedroom (I'm also modelling the latest in compression hosiery so that helps too 😒). I know I'm not alone and don't expect anyone to comment on public about something so personal but if you ever want to chat or vent about this stuff, I'm here! . . . . . . #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #crohnie  #ibd  #crohnslife  #spoonie  #autoimmunedisease  #invisibleillness  #crohnswarrior  #crohnsfighter 
Takeaway & movie night! Does anyone else apologise profusely for making #IBD based dietary requests when ordering food...? Mine was "Monk's vegetables with tofu, no onion, no bamboo shoots (replace these with other stuff) and extra garlic".
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#crohns #crohnsdisease #crohnswarrior #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #crohnie #takeaway #crohnsfighter
Today is #Humirafriday! Behold the power of immunosuppressants! Is anyone else taking their shot today?
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#humira #crohns #crohnsdisease #crohnswarrior #crohnsfighter #ibd #crohnies #spoonie #spoonielife #invisibleillness #autoimmunedisease
To add to my namesake's stereotype (see last post)...this will be my dinner...I have a feeling I will regret it tomorrow but I've been craving it for SO long! #crohns #crohnsdisease #ibd #toadinthehole #tesco #yorkshirepudding
Just keeping up my namesake's sexy underwear trend 😂😣
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#compressionstockings #activa #bridgetjones #grannypants #spiderveins