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It takes guts

Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

Scope community team

edited May 2019 in News and opportunities
Our very own @Sam_Scope is taking part in the fantastic #ItTakesGuts campaign for Crohn's & Colitis UK and urging those living with Crohn's and Colitis to break the silence and talk about what can be an invisible but very painful struggle.

Telling people about your condition might help change your life, but if you're having trouble finding the words, Crohn's & Colitis UK will do their best to help you speak up and break down the stigma through the #ItTakesGuts movement. Are you living with Crohn's & Colitis? Do you find it difficult to talk about your condition? We'd love to hear from you.
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  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Brilliant campaign, well done @Sam_Scope :)

    You never know what people are going through. I am hoping this gives people some inspiration to talk about their condition. :)
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    I agree.
    I was diagnosed with a SpLD a few years ago when I was a full time college student. It is nothing to feel ashamed of. My SpLD only affects my ability to work with numbers and money independently. When I was diagnosed I wrote about my feelings in a letter which I keep on my bookshelf. I always read it on my bad days as soon as I get up in the morning it helps lift my spirits.
    Try writing about your emotions or talk about your feelings with someone you trust. You could always try keeping a diary. It definitely helps to talk about disability honestly too. Raising awareness is so important for society. 
  • Kell430Kell430 Member Posts: 59 Courageous
    I have coeliac disease as well as my CP I have days when all I want to do is sleep xxx
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    One of my wonderful carers suffers with bowel problems. She was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis some years ago, only to have a change of consultants and was told she `only` has IBS.
    She is having a 2nd opinion soon.
    It is a very debilitating condition.
    love to all xx
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