About this blog


I'm Dave, I'm 31 years old and I have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease for 7 years now. I have started this blog for a couple of reasons:

1) To keep my family and friends updated on my condition (not that I don't like speaking to them about it -  it can just get a little tiresome to repeat information. More importantly I always seem to worry that I'm boring them when I talk about it in my dull tones)

2) To provide an account of my upcoming ileostomy surgery. Maybe this can help someone in future who's going to have to go through life changing stoma surgery.

I hope this blog turns out to be informative and helpful, maybe even witty at times - if even one person finds it to be any of these then maybe that means it's worthwhile. Whilst I am not generally the type of person to go on and on about life's problems, perhaps this is a good way to jot down my experiences and to get things 'out in the open'.

Disclaimer: everything written in this blog constitutes my personal opinions and current understanding of the many facets of living and dealing with inflammatory bowel disease. This is in no way intended to constitute medical fact, opinion or advice and it should in no way be taken as such!

I am always open to comments, well wishes and to will try to answer any questions you may have so please don't hesitate to post messages at the bottom of blog entries or contact me directly through the Contact Dave page.

Many thanks for visiting the blog and supporting me as I write the next chapter in my Crohn-icles.