Weʼre raising £1,000 to help provide funds for the Gastroenterology Department at the Whittington Hospital, to help patients of IBD.
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I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 1997 and since then have had a complete colectomy, an ileostomy bag, reversal operation and 2 episodes where I nearly died from complications. I am one of the lucky ones and now am on a drug called Infliximab, which costs the NHS £10,000 per patient per year. I would like to raise as much money as possible to make a difference to patients by donating to the GI Dept of the Whittington, whose fantastic nurses, Shamila and Ann and their wonderful team led by Dr. Onnie have given me expert care and treatment, and who are the real heroes in the battle against IBD.
I'm doing press-ups, because I had no strength or fitness after my operations, while I was suffering from body image issues. The point of the campaign is to show people that if I can do this, then truly anyone can, that your body is amazing and that there is light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how dark the day might feel. IBD and Bowel disease can be debilitating, distressing and mortifying; the purpose of Bumsout Gunsout is to make people realise that there's nothing to be afraid of, nothing to be embarrassed about, that you are not alone and that you can have a laugh about things, even if it's just at my expense.
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