Discharged From Therapy!

Since I'm all big on change in my life recently - I thought I would revamp my blog. Mostly because I was becoming less and less keen on its appearance but also because - I'm not actually a student anymore... I realised that so far, my blog posts have actually been specific to my illness and…

A New Chapter;

Firstly, I want to apologise for being absent from my blog for the past month. I feel like I start all of my posts like this, and I doubt very much that you've been sat awaiting a blog post written by me, but I feel like I should apologise all the same. And now that I…

The Fight for Acceptance

I have written about acceptance before on this blog, but I feel like it's time to write about it again. I have come to the realisation that acceptance of a long life illness, is not something that comes easily. It is something that will help me tremendously, but it is also a process, and something that…

Remission?

It's late at night and I'm writing a blog post, which can only mean I have too many thoughts buzzing around my head and I need to make sense of them. I apologise in advance if this post is the ranty, frustrated mess I anticipate that it will be. I'm tired, in the sleepy way…

My thoughts on therapy

So on Tuesday I had my first therapy session. Some of you may read this and think that after one hourly session with my counsellor it's pretty ridiculous that I can have a blog post's worth of opinions on therapy. But I wanted to write this post for two reasons. 1) to prove to myself…

Happy New Year

This is my first post of 2016 - and somehow I couldn't think of a more fitting title than 'happy new year' even if so far these 11 days haven't been all that. I apologise for my lack of posts recently, but I've been busy - some nice plans with friends and family, my boyfriend…

New year, new me and all that jazz

2015 has been one of the most overwhelming and changing years for me. It is the year that I received my diagnosis of Crohn's disease, and spent the rest of the year coming to terms with and trying to battle with the illness. The year that I had my first admission to hospital, had my…