Ulcerative Colitis Update July 2018

As you know from previous blog posts I have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in the form of Ulcerative Colitis, to be specific I have Ulcerative Proctitis which effects the rectum area, rather than the whole bowel. Crohns and Colitis website has an excellent explanation of Ulcerative Colitis here I am under the care of Kettering General… Continue reading Ulcerative Colitis Update July 2018

Reflection about losing PIP Award

I had been receiving DLA and then PIP for the past 5 years or so, because of my mental health and Ulcerative Colitis. Following a mid award review which started in August 2017 and a medical assessment by Capita in November 2017, my PIP award ended on the 11th December 2017. I have been reflecting on… Continue reading Reflection about losing PIP Award

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week 2017

Crohn’s and Colitis week is happening now:  1st to 7th December 2017, being promoted by wonderful charity Crohn’s & Colitis UK, to raise awareness of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), with a focus on it being a hidden illness or disability.  The charity has done some fantastic work with supermarkets nationally getting signage added or changed… Continue reading Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week 2017

PIP Review 2017

Early in August I received a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Review form dated the 6th August 2017, which is called a ‘PIP Award Review – How your disability affects you’. This came as a surprise (shock) because my PIP award is to August 2018. I have felt anxious and overwhelmed by the prospect of completing… Continue reading PIP Review 2017

Know your limitations My Anxiety

I blogged about my ‘dream’ job a few weeks ago – ‘The Next Step 2017‘ and applied for the job that weekend. I have learnt a lot about myself and my anxiety in the following days and weeks. So here is what happened and my reflections after the event. [I have used this image, as… Continue reading Know your limitations My Anxiety

Crohns Colitis And Me

As part of Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week (1st – 7th December 2016) the charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK are offering a poster creation app, that lets you build your own poster about how Crohn’s or Colitis impacts you. So here is my poster about how Ulcerative Colitis impacts me and what helps me through.

Anxiety, IBS and Walking

I have had a renewed effort to tackle my anxiety. I have been to a few group depression and anxiety meetings at Rushden Mind. I enrolled on a self esteem course too at Mind; sadly there were not enough attendees, so the course is postponed to November. I am also fast approaching the top of… Continue reading Anxiety, IBS and Walking