Making Peace with Crohn’s Disease

Samantha Harkins

By Samantha Harkins In this blog post, guest blogger Samantha Harkins shares her journey with inflammatory bowel disease, including several misdiagnoses, multiple surgeries and finally accepting that Crohn’s Disease is part of her identity. Twenty-one years ago, I was a 19-year-old college junior working at my job at the mall. Suddenly I doubled over in … Read more>>

Michael’s Story: Is being an #ePatient sometimes a disadvantage?

michaelseres

Today’s guest post originally appeared on Michael Seres’ blog “Being a Patient Isn’t Easy“. Michael was diagnosed aged 12 with the incurable bowel condition Crohn’s Disease. In late 2011 he became the 11th person to undergo a small bowel transplant in the UK at The Churchill Hospital in Oxford. More recently he is a two-time cancer survivor. … Read more>>

Through the #PatientLens: When The Caregiver Becomes Sick

Ken McKim and his wife

In our third post in our patient vignette series Ken brings us into his role of caregiver for his wife who has been diagnosed with Crohns disease. Often we focus on trying to understand the hurdles faced by patients and overlook the fact that their caregivers face them, too. Ken illustrates how everything can fall apart … Read more>>