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Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Happy World IBD Day! 
This time last year I was sharing my story after recovering from Loop Ileostomy surgery and it's not surprising to say that things have changed yet again, thus the life of someone with a chronic illness.

This year, Crohns and Colitis UK have been driving the message there's no going back.
When you live with an invisible illness "going back to normal" (as the UK now are after Covid-19 lockdowns) can actually be very difficult. I've spoken before about my own work life, where in my previous job working from home was very helpful.
I've come to see many with a whole range of disabilities and chronic illnesses be told; 
"Well yes, we let you work from home because we had to have everybody work from home, there's been a pandemic".
This is where the work Crohns and Colitis UK have been doing to raise awareness has been very important. If Covid has shown us people can work effectively from home, then why can it not be possible for those with disabilities and illness to carry on doing so?

I'm going to be sharing my own experience, other peoples stories and information over on my Instagram (@HannahMarieBrankley) but I'm going to post some links below if you would like to read up.

Links

https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/about-crohns-and-colitis
https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/get-involved/world-ibd-day
https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising-from-home
https://www.noteverydisabilityisvisible.org.uk/
https://www.mywalkit.org.uk/
https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/news/for-journalists

As always, thanks for reading...

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