What are the first words that come to your mind when thinking of IBD? Symptoms how life altering it can be , public perception and much more. Well today I decided to do a little word play exercise to show what I first thought of when thinking of the letters in IBD.
I spelt out Inflammatory Bowel Disease then used the FIRST word that can to my mind
Take a look;
Now I will expand on the words I used for you ,
Irreversible , the damage caused by IBD is irreversible.
Narrowing, many IBDer have had or will have at least one narrowing of their bowels.
Fighters, IBDers are fights “nuff said “.
Lifelong, IBD is a life long battle.
Anemia, most IBDers have anemia.
Misunderstood, IBD is extremely misunderstood by the general public.
Miserable, Living with IBD can be miserable.
Appetite, our appetites are so messed up sometimes due to med’s and the disease itself.
Treatments, there are many treatment options out there.
Operation, Around 20% of UC patients will require surgery at some time during their lifespan, and about 75% of people with Crohn’s disease will eventually require some form of an operation.
Remission, This is what all IBDers stride for.
Youth, IBD is most commonly diagnose at 17 to 25 years old ,if not before, so for most our youth is taken from us , instead of enjoying the prime of or lives we are instead fight to save or improve it.
Blood, some IBDers see a lot of blood daily.
Onset, its hard to forget the onset of your IBD.
Weight, it is very hard to control your weigh when flaring.
Endoscopy, an endoscopy is a procedure all IBDers have throughout our lives.
Loss, this word can be used in a few ways , blood loss , weight loss, hair loss..ect and mentally some feel a loss in the lives, they feel they lose out on life experiences do to their IBD.
Deadly , IBD is a deadly disease.
Incurable, IBD is at this point incurable but we do have hope for the future.
Support , we IBDers need support not only from our friends and family but from outrdoctors and from each other.
Emotional, Living with these diseases can be very emotional…especially while on prednisone , “am i right!?”
Alone , we all feel alone at some point but always remember you are not alone you have the full support of the IBD community !
Stress, stress is a huge factory in IBD too much stress can be bad news.
Endless, the suffering can feel endless at time but always have hope that tomorrow will be better.
However this entry is not endless , therefore i will rap it up by handing this exercise over to you;
Write out either Crohn’s Disease , Ulcerative Colitis or Inflammatory Bowel Disease and do your own word play , its simple just use the first word that comes to mind! Then link it in the comments bellow so I can read it and give you a re-blog.
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