Living with Crohn's has taught me to use my voice to stand up for what is important, and to use my voice to help others feel less alone.
My condition doesn’t just rob you physically, it steals your life.
A clever healthcare system doesn’t just react to the people who turn up – it works within communities to identify and address needs
I felt like I had a newborn baby all over again - scared and clueless, every minute something new was realised
It can cause widespread pain, described as 'aching or burning, from head to toe'.
No one should have to pay for the privilege of having a long-term condition they certainly didn’t ask for
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
Jennifer Brea's powerful film Unrest exposes the reality of Myalgic Encephalopathy or ME. This condition leaves people utterly
One of the most frustrating things about chronic illness is the unpredictability of it -- I never know how I'm going to feel. Sometimes I can do stuff, sometimes I can't, and it's so bloody confusing. Even after almost 10 years of health stuff, I still haven't figured it out, and I don't think I ever will.
We all do it, up to eight times a day - many of us more - and yet it is still taboo to talk about our need to go to the toilet. It is a problem that we are all facing - there are not enough public toilets. However, it is a problem that the elderly, disabled, chronically ill and parents with children are facing all the more frequently - there are not enough accessible public toilets.