In 2000, 14 year old Tom Coppin was told that he had Crohn’s Disease. At first he didn’t realise the impact that this news would have in the coming years, or how it would influence the person he would become. At the time he just carried on, did as the doctors suggested, and took things as they came. He was on medication to manage the Crohn’s, and got used to the tablets. The following years provided a real mixture, with times being healthy and problem free, other times being harder. Each difficult spell was tackled, and contributed to a changing attitude to life which saw Tom take on a more balanced outlook on things.
Having been informed at the age of 28 that surgery was required, he decided to put this blog together, sharing his experience to help people who found themselves in the same situation and to raise awareness of what Crohn’s is and how it can affect people in their day to day lives.
I now update my blog regularly, sharing experiences as I go. I am getting more involved with doing my bit to raise the awareness and support for people with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD’s) such as Crohn’s. I also support a brilliant charity called Crohn’s and Colitis UK.
So thanks for stopping by, I hope that my blog is of use and interest to you.