forCrohns is proud launch ‘Book forCrohns’ on World IBD Day, 19th May 2015, an honest collection of over 40 experiences, written by those with Crohn’s Disease, their families and medical professionals. All profits will go towards funding a wide variety of research into Crohn’s Disease.
Book forCrohns is a ‘community in a book’ – a one stop shop for anyone with Crohn’s disease, their family, friends and loved ones. It covers all the expected topics such as diagnosis, drugs and surgery whilst also exploring more lifestyle related topics – having a relationship when you have Crohn’s, having children or a career when you have the condition. In addition, there is a chapter written by and for children and young people with Crohn’s, and an entire section written by and for the relatives and loved ones of the condition.
Throughout the book, a wide range of medical professionals have written in layman’s terms about their area of expertise. Every chapter has numerous real life accounts directly from those with the condition, commented on by a medical expert and each chapter brings you tips and suggestions from those who know best.
Topics covered in the book include:
- Medical treatments
- Everyday life
- The psychological impact of Crohn’s disease
- Having children when you have Crohn’s
- Having relationships
- Managing your working life
This Crohns Disease book is full of help but also full of hope and is described by Sue Marsh, Crohn’s sufferer, health care campaigner and journalist as ‘possibly the most important development I’ve seen in the 30 years I’ve spent fighting for a better understanding of IBD.’
We think it’s really important for the Crohn’s community to be able to share their stories. Over 40 Crohn’s patients have done so in Book forCrohns, and so that the community can live beyond the book, we invite you to share your stories with us on our website. For more information and to get involved click here.