When I was 9 years old, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I’d never heard of it, and all I knew about it was what the doctors told me at the time: that it was incurable. With little to no information given to me, I had to take matters into my own hands. So I started reading and researching… and I haven’t stopped since.
Twelve years later and I’m studying for a degree in biomedical science, with a view to moving into science or medical communications in the future. I’m passionate about patient advocacy, and firmly believe that patients should be empowered to take control of their own care. To that end, I started this blog to share some of my experiences with Crohn’s disease – the tests, the surgeries, the medications, as well as life in general as a young adult with a chronic illness.
I hope you enjoy your visit!
CREDITS: “Intestines” logo used in banner and icon by TUXX from The Noun Project.