digestive disorders

Counting My Spoons
Counting My Spoons aims to encourage others to keep living despite their chronic invisible illness.
A Life Well Red
‘A Life Well Red’ is designed to; inform, educate, and encourage those living with ‘invisible’ chronic illness. To offer patients the hope that chronic illness is not an ‘end’…just another unexpected ‘beginning’!
A Life Well Red
A Picnic With Ants
My life disAbled, living with multiple chronic illnesses. It just is.
Being Lydia
A life rich in chronic pain, bipolar, creativity, faith, and the color purple!
Bladder Help
A blog focusing on bladder problems including interstitial cystitis, urinary tract infections, overactive bladder and incontinence. Written by an ex-sufferer.
Bridgwater Crafts
A blog about living with chronic diseases while crocheting, knitting and reading.
Chronically Royal
Just a princess locked in the tall tower of invisible illnesses. With a love for pretty things too!
Colitis Ninja
Rather than encouraging people to feel sorry for us, Colitis Ninja seeks to inspire those living with Crohn’s & ulcerative colitis through support, encouragement and laughter.
Dancing Through Rainbows
Tackling chronic illness with humour and optimism
Eco Fluffy Mama
Eco Fluffy Mama is a blog that focuses on Green Living & Chronic Illness. Tamsin talks about her own health conditions and also hosts guest posts for others to talk out about their health conditions.
Fibrocircle
Fibro Circle is a blog for the Fibro community, written through the ungainly fingers and unlikely voice of Nic Baker. The more powerful a community is, the more support there will be out there for those suffering from fibromyalgia all over the world.
Finding my Miracle
Keeping it real and laughing when I can as I figure my way out through this medical maze that is my life.
Friends With Fibro
I write about the experiences common to those of us with fibromyalgia and suggest tips and tricks to make life with this chronic illness just a little more enjoyable.
Green Eggs & Spoons
Sharing my journey of trying to find my new normal as a medical zebra with a dash of comedy and a splash of realistic optimism.
Inflamed & Untamed
I’m Sara and I have Crohn’s disease and a rare disease called, Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction. I also had my entire large intestine removed and live with a J-pouch but prior to that lived with a temporary ileostomy.
Jess’ ME/CFS Blog
A young adult battling multiple debilitating chronic illnesses
Living Today Well
As a lifelong “spoonie” I have faced the blank stare of doctors who can’t or have no idea how to help, the glare of unbelieving bosses (and “friends”) and pity in the eyes of those who truly love and care for me. I have experienced both good and bad times, like most of you.

I have fought to recover from nine major intestinal surgeries, ongoing intestinal inflammation, chronic debilitating nausea, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, abnormal kidney and liver function, abnormal endocrine function, cancerous fibroid tumors resulting in multiple surgeries finally necessitating a full hysterectomy… and now my new favorite – abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome – or ACNES.

I have spent my life adapting my behaviors and activities to achieve a level of normality. And I have been quite successful at times. Other times – not so much. I have learned to be very good at hiding my symptoms and medical issues by slapping on a happy face, and some great make-up! I am sure you have too.

So I decided to start this blog to create a resource to make those days a bit more bearable. A place where I strive to find the nugget of goodness in this sea of negativity; the crumb of information or encouragement that may just help one of my fellow “spoonies.” My goal is to share the lessons I have learned and the methods that help me. Hopefully I will help you, make the most you can out of every day.