NATALIE Garton, 32, is a full-time mum and lives in Derby with her sons Leo, 10, and Riley, seven. Here, she reveals how living with Chron's disease helped her find love. Staring at the balloons above my bed, I could feel myself getting tearful. I’d just turned 30, and had spent the day in hospital preparing for major surgery to have part of my bowel removed and a bag attached to my stomach. Life would never be the same again. During my childhood I’d often suffered from constipation and diarrhoea, but as I’d been born with arthritis doctors assumed this was a side effect of my medication. While it was embarrassing dashing to the toilet, it never ruled my life. Even when I met my husband Stuart in my early 20s, it wasn’t too much of an issue. Stuart and I moved in together and we had Leo in 2008 and then Riley in 2011. The following year we married and it felt like everything was fitting into place. But when we returned from our honeymoon in September 2012, I … [Read more...] about Woman reveals how Crohn’s disease helped her meet the man of her dreams
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WHEN she was at school, Lauren Reed was plagued by sharp, stabbing pains in her tummy. At 14, she started to feel tired all the time before noticing splashes of bright red blood in the loo after doing a number two. Mum, Tracy, took her to their family doctor. Investigations were done, but at first, specialists couldn’t find anything wrong. But seven years later, the 21-year-old said she's been left with a "Barbie bumhole", after doctors were forced to remove her rectum to treat severe bowel disease. "They seemed to think I was attention-seeking, even asking me to take pictures of the toilet bowl, after using it, to prove I really was losing blood," Lauren told The Sun. "Over the next couple of years, my symptoms gradually worsened, until I needed to open my bowels up to 15 times daily. Worst of all, I got an awful feeling of urgency whenever I needed to go. "If I couldn’t get to the loo straight away, I couldn’t hold it and might have an accident." Increasingly … [Read more...] about Waitress, 21, left with ‘Barbie bumhole’ after rectum is REMOVED when tummy ache turns out to be Crohn’s disease
CROHN'S Disease is an ongoing and life-long condition once diagnosed and there is no cure for the disease. It was name after a New York doctor, Burrill Crohn, who reported a number of cases back in 1932. Magician Dynamo is a sufferer and has been pictured with a severely swollen face after having treatment for the condition. What is Crohn's Disease? It is a condition that causes inflammation of the digestive system. The inflammation is the body's reaction to injury or irritation, and can cause redness, swelling and pain. It is often described as a chronic condition and although sufferers will have periods of good health, there are flare-ups where symptoms are more active. It is one of the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease - the other is a condition known as Ulcerative Colitis. It can be caused by the genes a person has inherited, an abnormal reaction of the immune system and is probably triggered by something in the environment. A few celebrities have gone public with their … [Read more...] about What is Crohn’s disease, what are the symptoms of Sam Humphrey’s condition, does it cause weight gain and how’s it treated?
By Nick Hope BBC Olympic sports reporter 9 Jun From the section Sailing Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/sailing/44417028 Read more about sharing. "You feel bombproof in what we do. You fly around the world, compete and part of that is the bravado, the arrogance - you don't expect it to happen to you."Elliot Willis always knew 2016 would bring one of the biggest challenges of his life, but he did not anticipate that battle becoming a true "fight for survival".Just two months after being named in the Great Britain squad for Rio 2016 the then 32-year-old sailor was hit with a devastating diagnosis of bowel cancer and the realisation that his Olympic dream was over."Being deselected was hard, but I look back now and think I didn't have an option to sail - I wasn't in any fit state," Willis, who had … [Read more...] about GB sailor Elliot Willis on bowel cancer diagnosis and how it changed his life
PUBLISHED: 18:30 31 May 2018 Anne Suslak Jake Borrett. Absolute Imaging Ltd. 2016 A man with Crohn’s Disease and dyspraxia is undertaking a charity skydive to raise awareness and funds for people with the conditions. Jake Borrett. Jake Borrett, 23, from Chiswell Green, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 13 and with dyspraxia at the age of 18. He will complete a tandem skydive on Thursday, June 28, exactly nine years after his dad also completed a skydive in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. Jake, who attended Verulam School and the University of Hertfordshire, aims to raise £800; £400 each for Crohn’s and Colitis UK and the Dyspraxia Foundation. He said: “I was inspired to do a skydive because my dad did one before he transferred into a nursing home because of his MS. “I’ve gone through a lot because I was bullied in secondary school, I’ve had hospital admissions and flare ups and I had surgery for … [Read more...] about Chiswell Green man to skydive for Crohn’s disease and dyspraxia charities