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Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month: Image Created by artist Daniel Leighton @danielleightonart //His work addresses his journey living with this disease. Visit his website and learn more about Leighton’s journey and support his work.
Shared Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

It is often difficult to diagnose which form of IBD a patient is suffering from because both Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis cause similar symptoms.

Symptoms related to inflammation of the GI tract:

Diarrhea

Rectal bleeding

Urgent need to move bowels

Abdominal cramps and pain

Sensation of incomplete evacuation

Constipation (can lead to bowel obstruction)

General symptoms that may also be associated with IBD:

Fever

Loss of appetite

Weight Loss

Fatigue

Night sweats

Loss of normal menstrual cycle

Both illnesses do have one strong feature in common. They are marked by an abnormal response by the body’s immune system. The immune system is composed of various cells and proteins. Normally, these protect the body from infection. In people with Crohn’s disease, however, the immune system reacts inappropriately.

However, in people suffering from IBD, the immune system reacts inappropriately, mistaking benign or beneficial cells and bacteria for harmful foreign substances. When this happens, your immune system can do harm to your gastrointestinal tract and produce the symptoms of IBD.

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Been awake since 4am and the discomfort in my belly has kept me awake.. I can't wait for the days when I can sleep and feel better. #spoonie #theothersideofme #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicillnessawareness #crohnsawareness #crohnie #crohns #crohnsdisease #adhesions #smallbowelobstruction

If you cant, you must...I admire someone who has been through alot and still keeps their head up. When you feel like you just cant anymore, you have to keep pushing!
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When the pain was so bad that I couldnt think of anything else... When I was sleeping on the bathroom floor with a bucket next to me... When I felt like my life was destined to be lived in a bathroom... One thing kept me going... .
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That one thing was a dream for my future. I would set little goals and work on accomplishing them. When things got so bad that I couldnt leave the apartment for days on end I picked up Knitting. I also did alot of painting. See these things took me out of my funk and focused my mind on something other than the pain.
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I know it can feel like you no longer have control of your life. But you do! It is up to you to keep fighting.
It is up to you to take control of your life and find things that make you happy. .
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Something that makes me really happy is the beach. Even when I was flaring and having to run back and forth from the bathroom. The sand and water and sun light up my soul! .
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What makes you happy? .
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After a long miserable night I think we are heading off to IU in a few hours. Hopefully quick surgery to place a new drain tube then back home fast...🤞🙏💜
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Love my skinny tea in my baby pink tumbler 💕 this tea gives me the energy I need for the day and stops my craving, which is very useful when your on a liquid diet due to Crohn’s Disease @teamiblends
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Yessss! I have to tell myself this little reminder often. #momboss #lovemylife #chronicillness #crohnsawareness #toughchick

One of the reality's of surgery are drains. I have a tendancy to name mine. The one on the left was Fred and the one that was between my butt cheeks was named Sid the shit. Trying to sit down with that wedged where the sun doesn't shine was not a pleasant experience. Sid was removed on day 4 and Fred was removed on day 7. Laughing and joking with the nurse at the time still didn't help with the removal. The pressure then the popping you can't really described. That was then followed by the nurse having to excise a rather large amount of clotted blood. My drain site has now nigh on fully healed as they are left to heal from the inside out #drains #postoprecovery #postopileus #crohnsawareness #crohnslife #crohnsdisease #ostomyblogger #ostomyawareness #stomabag #stomaforlife #stomalife #ileostomy #advocate

First Infliximab infusion. Let’s get this show on the road!! #crohnsawareness #crohnsdisease #crohnsandcolitis #crohns #infliximab

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