Upcoming Blogs


Just a quick update.  I am looking to start writing again and I would love to change my format a little.  I want to get you, my viewers, more involved.  So, here is what I want to do.  I am going to list some things I will be writing about soon and I would love for you to let me know if you have any experience or stories you want to share.  You can email me at aguywithcrohns@gmail.com.  It can be a couple of sentences or a couple of paragraphs.  I will respond to you and if I choose to publish what you wrote, I will get your approval first.  I would never publish anything without permission.

So what will I be talking about.  Well, if you have anything to say about the following, let me know:

IBD and arthritis

IBD and weight loss or gain

IBD and depression

Starting a new job with IBD

For now, that is all I have in the works, but of course, if you have an topics you would like me to talk about, let me know.  I look forward to hearing from everyone with their stories and ideas.  Can’t wait to see what we can all transform this blog into.

Barney

 

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IBD vs IBS


Going through Twitter I see that April is IBS Awareness month.  Now I know, I have IBD and yes I know there is a difference between the two.  I thought in honor of the month, I would post this chart from The CCFA comparing the two.

IBS

I think people need to know that there is in fact a big difference between the two.  IBD or Inflammatory Bowel Disease is chronic and can cause some serious damage to your body.  IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a functional disorder that causes inflammation but no permanent damage.  The biggest difference, which isn’t on the chart because there are people that will disagree, but IBD can kill where IBS can’t.