The Mental Thing About Physical Illness.

TW: Mental health, anxiety, depression, trauma. One thing I never counted on was the mental implications of a physical illness. When I was diagnosed with UC, I’d been flat bound for nearly three months. I wasn’t eating properly, I couldn’t stand on my own and spent most of my time either in bed or on […]

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Interview with Jenny McGibbon from This Thing They Call Recovery.

Jenny McGibbon is a freelance graphic designer from Scotland. She created a chronic illness platform, This Thing They Call Recovery to reach others within the community. Jenny offers realism, support, humour and comfort to the thousands of people all over the globe suffering with a chronic condition. Here we talked about everything from managing her […]

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Interview with Angelina from stoma fashion brand Aura Clothing.

Angelina was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease aged 12 and had her ileostomy formed aged 13 after 11 months of unsuccessful treatment. Due to her own struggles with her stoma and finding stoma-friendly clothing, she founded Aura Clothing; a fashion brand that creates custom clothing for those with an ostomy. I interviewed her about her experiences […]

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Interview with Gastro Nurse Amy Scott Smith

Amy is a nurse on a General Surgery/Digestive Diseases ward in Brighton, U.K. I interviewed her about her experience as a nurse, looking after patients and how social media has helped her understand her patients. 

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