The Spoonie Mummy has tagged me in her Christmas challenge! This one made me think!
What illnesses do you suffer with?
I suffer from Crohn’s Disease, anxiety, asthma, eczema and psoriasis.
What’s the craziest ‘cure’ someone has offered you?
I think I’ve been lucky because no one has ever approached me with Juice plus and all of that claiming to ‘cure’ crohn’s.
Disabilities – What do you want people to know?
I want people to know that we are human too, don’t underestimate us! However, our bad days are not the same as yours, some of us suffer more.
Favourite guilty pleasure?
I don’t watch much TV but I’ll never miss an episode of EastEnders or Coronation Street!
Plain water for me! I used to drink cold water but now I drink hot water. I also like, smoothies though they don’t always like me.
Favourite inspirational quote?
The pain’s compulsory, suffering’s optional – Santan Dave
Hot water bottle, I have a pregnancy pillow that I use to get in comfortable positions with which helps a lot, hot drinks, plenty of blankets or a duvet and my teddy (hey, a girl has needs)!
At the moment I’m on little medication. I have dioralyte to help prevent dehydration and Immodium melts.
What do you need a spoonful of? Love, Hope, Understanding?
I’d never say no to a spoonful of energy!
If you could get rid of one symptom what would it be?
I think there’s a lot of us IBDer’s who will agree on this one. I’d get rid of fatigue, hands down – it’s really awful.
Pet or service dog?
This was 3 days post op of my recent surgery.
My mum’s my pillar, she’s honestly my rock, I don’t know how I would cope without her. Then there’s my boyfriend who I’m trying to educate on IBD as much as possible. I also have some great friends who have IBD so they know exactly what I go through.
Throwback of healthier days
I was 9 years old when I started getting ill so here’s a major throwback to when I was a healthy baby.
Most helpful advice?
The most helpful advice I’ve ever come across in 10 years is to look after myself first. There’s been too many times I had over done it for others and paid the price by becoming ill.
Shout out to your doctor
This one’s to my peadiatric consultant Dr Puntis – you were great, even when I didn’t really know what I was dealing with you were a doctor that genuinely cared.
Favourite ‘safe’ food
Favourite ‘not safe’ food
Chicken szechuan – chilli just doesn’t agree with me