It's A Gutsy Business
The fight with IBD/IBS is real. It’s a fight many of us face daily, and though some days are good, and others awful, it’s a one we are committed to winning nonetheless. I know that feeling, when it seems that certain days my Crohn’s has backed me into a corner and I can’t fight it out to the last round. However, I can also recall countless days when I have felt I have taken control and, although I will never get the full Knock Out and rid myself of the disease, I do choose to fight and live with it on my terms.
Join me in this series called ‘It’s A Gutsy Business’, as I ask those with IBD/IBS how they choose to deal with their daily battle with the disease and have come out of the other end. Like any long-term, high-profile business transaction, there is always a series of negotiations and discussions to be had until it feels win-win for both parties.
Though it can be draining, cumbersome and a toil on our lives, these IBD/IBS fighters will discuss their ups-and-downs as an inspiration to us all, so that you know we are not alone in this, and that you can also come up trumps in the business affairs of dealing with gut health.
If you would like to nominate a fighter to be interviewed for this blog, please reach out to me.
FIGHTING THE IBD FIGHT: WITH JACK HODGES
Jack has an incredible story spanning several years and hvaing to overcome the trials of Ulcerative Colitis from a young age to get to where he is now - an energetic and enterprising man that inspires, motivates and makes people smile.
FIGHTING THE IBD FIGHT: WITH AMY
Read the story our IBD Warrior Princess Amy, the journey she has been on and the learnings she took on to inspire her to empower others with a Stoma as well as provide others with self-care tips that exude positivity and motivation
FIGHTING THE IBD FIGHT: WITH LOïS MILLS
Join us on Loïs' journey with Crohn's - her learnings, experinces and what drove her to create GUT INSTINCT and go on to create inspirational and leading content that is so well known in the IBD community
FIGHTING THE IBD FIGHT: WITH KATIE SMITH
Katie has faced a tough battle with UC, but she is a fighting spirit and embodies what a positive mindset and ambition can achieve in order to keep fighting. Read her story here