The author has been blogging about Crohn’s and related issues since 2010 when he was about to undergo a life-changing operation but his IBD history goes back a lot further. He started suffering unexplained symptoms in 1977 and was diagnosed initially with “spastic colon” (IBS). This was later was amended to Crohn’s Disease. He was just 22.
In researching for the blog he realised there were large gaps in his medical history. Filling these gaps might be able to answer some basic questions about the progression of the disease and subsequent, related conditions. Having obtained copies of his medical records all the way back to that diagnosis he started piecing together the story…….