Hi Everyone! Welcome to my brand new blog, my resolution this year is to give back and spread some positivity and I’ve decided to do that via this blog to talk about gut health and IBS issues, share with you my journey, which has been pretty intense, I’ve been misdiagnosed, had part of my gallbladder removed and put on so many different nutrition plans that I’ve literally been too scared to eat anything!
I’ll be talking about what has worked for me and what really hasn’t! This is an honest, warts and all story and hopefully together we can share and support each other on our journeys to living a healthy, happy life in spite of our constant tummy aches.
My story starts back in 2017 when I had my first ‘attack’ whilst on holiday – great! and since then I’ve had difficulties eating lot’s of food items and ingredients. It’s been a long journey and I’m still getting to know what does and doesn’t work for me.
This worst part has been not knowing what’s wrong with my body, how can a young healthy girl go from being able to eat everything one day to being in agony after each meal? I cannot tell you the amount of doctors and professionals I’ve seen, they have not been able to give me a proper diagnosis of what I’m really suffering from and initially diagnosed me with IBS (irritable Bowel Syndrome). Since then I’ve been tested for Celiac disease, Colitis, Crohn’s disease and even had part of my gallbladder removed!
So it’s been a pretty traumatic few years, but I know I’m not alone in this and I’d love to create a community through this blog with other people in similar situations, it is a topic that no one really talks about and I understand that it might be a bit more on the personal side but we can help and support each other in our quest for a healthy, happy life in spite of IBS and gut health issues!
Stay tuned, over the next couple of weeks I’ll be sharing more on my story and sharing with you what foods have been safe for me to eat, skincare tips for when I get outbreaks and what I do to keep my mental health in check whilst my body heals.
Love Chloe x