In November 2016, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and it felt like the world was about to end. I’d heard of colitis but didn’t really know what it was. All I knew was I was in hospital, it felt like I was dying (turns out I actually was) and I was being told I had a chronic condition which would mean a lifetime of different drugs, and eventually multiple surgeries. However, I’ve learnt that being diagnosed with colitis is not the end of the world, it’s just the start of a new life for me.

So this is me and my journey…