I have ulcerative colitis which is Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). IBD involves chronic inflammation of all or part of your digestive tract. Symptoms are severe diarrhea, pain, fatigue and weight loss. IBD can be debilitating and sometimes leads to life-threatening complications. IBD includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Ulcerative colitis causes long-lasting inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum, while Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract. In Crohn’s disease, inflammation often spreads deep into affected tissues. The inflammation can involve different areas of the digestive tract — the large intestine, small intestine or both.
In order to spread awareness I have created some products that can be purchased on www.zazzle.com (just click on the link and you will be redirected). Here are some of the products; you can also buy stickers, key chains and buttons: