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Crohns and colitis and loneliness

Melly76Melly76 Posts: 5Member Listener
edited October 2018 in Invisible impairments
I thought that I was the only person... Now nearly everyone I speak to knows someone that has Crohn's / colitis. It's crazy, the numbers are definitely wrong as there's sooooo many more of us than anyone knows! In fact...they don't actually know how many people have it, that's something we are hoping to get more involved with in the future but lots more talking before that happens boo! 

Support goes a super long way! Look how much of a difference making friends that understand makes. 

In our recent poll, the figures are like 85/90% of people responding have said they felt lonely or isolated. That's a whopping figure. So even though it might seem silly putting on social meet ups instead of putting every penny into research...turns out loneliness is a huge issue!
Well I'm sure you have a lot you can teach others, especially about resilience and the ability to keep going!
Take a moment to realise your strengths.....
Take a look at how you power forward through your pain.....
Give yourself credit for never falling at that first fence and getting up when you stumble at the third......

Be proud of how you handle your conditions.... 
You are incredible, resolute and bloody amazing..... 

Surrender is not an option.....

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