So as most of you are all aware by now it’s like the title says it’s Crohns and Colitis Awareness Week. We’re well into day 2 now and it’s been heart warming already! The vast amount of people taking part and doing their bit no matter how small to raise awareness for the disease that we all have in common.
Social media has been filled with many people talking about their lives and how IBD has affected them, for some people it’s their first time sharing and I’m so proud of them for it. Profile pictures on both Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have been adorned with the CCUK twibbons like on my photo above (Yes I’m a poser do I care? Not a jot!)
Crohns and Colitis UK aka the CCUK mentioned in the featured photo also created a template for a poster which you can personalise. It’s been really nice seeing other peoples story in bullet point form. I also thought that worked well as a visual representation of what someone has been through that they don’t talk about or that you can’t see – for example the medications tried and the symptoms we find most difficult.
People even without IBD have been joining in and showing their support for those with Crohns and Colitis too with this…
The people without Inflammatory Bowel Disease that are sharing the above photo clearly know someone affected and how horrific it can actually be to live with, which I thought was a really nice way to show support and raise awareness.
There have been other people videoing their bag changes and talking about their skincare routine. Sure everyone is different but sometimes it’s nice to see how others do it as sometimes a tiny little change in your routine could make your life so much easier (hopefully not worse) and again helps awareness!