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Crohn's Book - Diary of an 'Old Crohnie'
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*Diary of an 'Old Crohnie'Hi everybody, first time here, and if this post is not allowed please take it down. A book designed to encourage self-help for people with Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, and other Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, by reflecting on a real-life journey of a person who has been through it and is now sharing their experience.It has taken me a long time but now I have just published my book on Amazon! It's basically written as a self help book for people with Crohn's, Colitis and IBS (wasn't intentional, it just turned out that way!). It is my own personal journey for about 40 years with Crohn's, and by reading it, you will hopefully spot something in your own life, that makes your symptoms worse, and be able to eventually learn how to combat it. From talking to people that got the book so far, it turns out we are all very alike in certain ways, and they were able to spot personality traits that I had, but they also had. I was able to change mine, and so did they. The book is non medical, but it brings you through my ups and downs and thankfully ups again! It mentions the medication I was on at the time, and the many procedures I had. From the messages I am getting, it turns out that existing Crohnies, apart from buying it for themselves, are also buying it for their partners, family members etc. to simply help them with awareness of what a daily reality is in the life of a Crohnie. Even though it's a serious subject, I made the tone of the book light hearted, as sometimes all you can do is laugh at our situations! I hope you enjoy the read.Once again the book is intended to be written with a lighthearted tone, but will tell of good times, and also some bad times. You might find it to be brutally honest at times, but at the end of it, I want you to take the good things from it and learn to avoid the bad. Everybody has different symptoms and levels of sickness, so the aim of this book is for ‘All Crohnies’ to learn to cope a bit better, by reading somebody else’s story and knowing that you are not alone in this world. Hopefully your way of thinking, will eventually come around the way mine did: - Yes I know I have Crohn's Disease, - but Crohn's Disease Does Not Have Me!I got it priced on Amazon as low as I could. Please like and share.
The site where you see photos of me and snippets from the book is at https://thecrohnsbook.com
Best of luck - Brian Prendergast
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Thanks for sharing your insights in your book!
I think this could be very interesting to many people 😊
Lizzi from the Carenity team
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@LizziB Thank you so much, I really appreciate that. I'm quite proud of it, as it's a non medical book, its ME talking throughout the whole thing, but it's not a 'moany' book with 'tales of woe', it is a true life account of a journey of somebody with Crohns. The messages I am getting with people saying 'they can see themselves' in that particular part is encouraging, and although it was never intended, it seems to have morphed into a self help book! People from USA, Canada even as far away as The Phillipines! Thank you for taking the time to comment, Cheers from Ireland - Brian
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