Hello, I’m Nigel (you can blame my mother for that one) and have been blogging about Crohn’s DIsease and related issues since 2010, when I was about to undergo a life-changing operation, but my IBD history goes back a lot further. I started suffering unexplained symptoms in 1977 and was diagnosed, initially, with “spastic colon” now called IBS. This was later amended to Crohn’s Disease. I was just 22.
In researching for the blog I realised there were large gaps in my 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 my medical records all the way back to diagnosis I started piecing together the story…….which will become my first attempt at writing a book – “Crohn’s Disease – Wrestling The Octopus”.