A letter to the New Diagnosee
You’re not alone and there is a way to heal
Dear fellow IBD or IBS CHAMPION,
So, you’ve been diagnosed with IBD or IBS. NOW WHAT? First thing’s first: Breathe. Take a couple deep breaths right now because I am here to tell you right now, at this moment that everything is going to be alright. Hakuna Matata (Lion King 1993). I am so sorry that you have joined our club of champions but let me tell you that you are not alone and that HEALING IS POSSIBLE. This is my letter to you including everything I wished I had known when I was diagnosed.
Check out this video by Dr. Mike Evans that outlines the basics of what is Inflammatory Bowel Disease:
I remember feeling scared, confused, helpless, and not knowing a single thing about UC. I remember the pain, the agony, and the feelings of loneliness. ALAS, there is good news: it can stop and you will be victorious. It certainly will include many ups and downs but this will ultimately change your life for the better. You will become a wiser, stronger, humbled, appreciative, knowledgeable, loving, healthier version of yourself. The first steps you should consider taking are as follows:
WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER.
Standing by your side,