The physical symptoms of IBD are difficult enough to deal with without adding the emotional stress and trauma that any chronic illness can bring. Patients who are diagnosed with IBD are at a higher risk of depression and anxiety. Support groups and online communities are available to help patients (especially the newly diagnosed) deal with the emotional impact of their condition.
Welcome to my Bog Blog. "Bog," by the way, is British slang for toilet and it seems so appropriate for an IBD blog. If you had told me when I was twenty years-old that some day not too far in the future I would be scoping out the nearest toilet wherever I went I would have said you were nuts. But, indeed, this odd habit became part of my…