The theme of this month’s #IBDHour chat tomorrow is set backs. It’s sometimes tricky to come up with a theme, but this month it came quite easily.
At the end of March, Crohn’s patient Dynamo released a video on Twitter revealing side effects he has had following treatment for a flare. The artritis he is suffering has meant he can’t shuffle cards – which is tricky for a magician!
On a smaller scale, over the Easter weekend I had to take a trip to BrisDoc when a small abscess burst out of my old fistula tract. It wasn’t too painful, but it needed antibiotics, which caused bag leaks. And I had to start wearing pads again to catch the leaky stuff. And for a few days I was worried that this could be the begininng of more issues, maybe more surgery if the abscess needed draining – it knocked me.
So tomorrow night we’ll be talking about set backs – what do they look like, what can you do, and how do you recover – I hope you can join us!
* Note – due to illness this IBDHour was rescheduled for May