How to Meet Others with IBD

How to Meet Others with IBD
I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2010, and at the time, I didn’t know anyone with my condition. Because I was constantly flaring, I couldn’t do things that other people my age were doing. I declined invites so often that eventually my friends stopped asking altogether. Sure, I could have explained my situation to

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  1. Artem says:

    Hi! Thanks for the advices! I met other patients of IAD when I was in gastroenterology. Also, more than a year ago I created my blog about ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, in which I share my experience with people. Maybe in the future I will translate it into English.

  2. Irene says:

    Great article. I am always looking for more info on this topic, especially for my 14-year-old son with Crohn’s. His recent flare hit him hard socially because he was Homebound and missed most of the school year, and the isolation from his friends hit him hard. I think he would relate to your experience, so thanks for sharing it, as well as suggestions.
    I am cautious with FB for his age, but other sites may be better for a teen.

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