I never mentioned on this blog but I am now the co admin of a facebook support page called The Crohns and Ulcerative Colitis Diaries: Living with IBD which has really helped me to stay more up to date on the latest research that is out there and also feel a little more connected to […]
Reblog from 10/26/12…Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis are TRAUMATIC illnesses!! The things that patients go through would shock people who are unfamiliar with IBD. Post traumatic stress disorder is real, trauma is real, and IBD is real. This topic came up in a chat last week so I thought I would reblog this post today.
I can’t really bring myself to allow anymore emotions onto the surface other than what I wrote early yesterday morning about my grandfather. I do need to write I just also need to make sure I don’t fall apart in doing so. I thought I would talk about what it was like for me to […]
It is now day 9 of National Health Blog Post Month and today’s prompt is to tell a descriptive story about a memory. The memory I want to talk about is the night where it was finally ingrained in my head that I really had developed post traumatic stress disorder from the enormous trauma I […]
Do IBD and PTSD overlap? The answer is no; usually they don’t. However, since post traumatic stress disorder can affect anyone who has either experienced or witnessed a life altering event, it is possible for someone with some type of inflammatory bowel disorder (such as crohns disease and ulcerative colitis) to develop this type of […]