19 May, 2020
We know it takes guts to talk about Crohn’s and Colitis, & living with a #stoma.
Right now, over 300,000 people in the UK are living with a lifelong disease that many people have never heard of. And the real number could be almost double that. Because of the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding these diseases, thousands of people are suffering in silence. But they are not alone.
Around 2000 people in the UK with Crohn’s disease or Colitis undergo surgery each year, resulting in either temporary or permanent stoma formation.
May 19th is World IBD Day, and here at Colostomy UK we are encouraging people to start conversations that really matter.
Why not get online or on social media and talk about Crohn’s and Colitis, & living with a stoma using the hashtags #WorldIBDday and #TacklingTheStomaStigma. Tag @ColostomyUK on Twitter or Instagram.