Friday 6 September 2019

Books You Need In Your Life If You Suffer From Ulcerative Colitis | Crohns & Colitis UK

Hello my lovelies! As you all know I suffer from Ulcerative Colitis and since I'm now working alongside Crohns and Colitis UK I wanted to share my three favourite books that I have read with you all so it may help some of you out if you have been recently diagnosed or are still coming to terms with your condition.

Memories of Living With An Asshole by Tippy Casey
Life and struggles with ulcerative colitis and the medical profession. How much of the disease was really man-made? Follow the beginning of the disease to its so-called cure and beyond through one woman's personal journal. If you want a detailed, funny, relatable book to read about your condition or what others suffer from then this is the book to buy! It is my favourite book when suffering from this horrid condition. This book is available on Amazon* for only £10.00!

Coping Successfully with Ulcerative Colitis by Peter Cartwright
Apart from being painful and embarrassing, Ulcerative Colitis can severely disrupt a sufferer's life. Part of the intestine becomes inflamed and develops ulcers leading to the colon becoming inflamed preventing water from being absorbed resulting in symptoms including intense diarrhoea, cramps, abdominal pain, illness, and most worryingly bowel incontinence. There are about 90,000 sufferers in the UK and this is the first book which focuses on Ulcerative Colitis alone. It provides clear and accessible information about this disorder and explains how to reduce its effects on daily life and outlines the developments in its treatment. You can buy this book on Amazon* for only £6.99 - bargain!

Ulcerative Colitis: What Do I Do? by Anne Kennedy and Dr Andrew Robinson
This book is a guide which will give you detailed and up-to-date information about Ulcerative Colitis. It will help you find the best way to manage your condition and show how other people cope with theirs. The guide also includes an introduction to ulcerative colitis, tests and treatment, surgery, pregnancy and contraception, long-term management and a personal record book. Sadly you can't buy or read this book online, however, you can pick it up from your local hospital or library for free.

I really hope some of these book ideas help some of you out and come to terms with your condition a little bit more, always remember Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease does not mean your life is over, it just means you deal with life a bit of a different way. Wishing everyone so much love!

With love, Alisha Valerie. x

(Thank you so much to Murals Wallpaper* for sending me this beautiful wallpaper sample to use as my background in my posts)