Low FODMAP diet

Hello dear readers!

I hope all is well and you are ready for Christmas. As you may have guessed from the title Sarah and I have been checking out the “low FODMAP” diet. This is something that we have been following for a month or so now – as always things have been so busy here I’ve not had a chance to sit down and write. With a bit of spare time and a desire to write I’ve decided to share some more about this diet, what it involves and how it’s made me feel.

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Busy but awesome year

Hi all!

I know its been a while since I’ve properly written on here (other than yesterday morning’s post), but things have really been very busy. The first big thing to share which I’ve already hinted at is that I have now gotten engaged to my beautiful other half Sarah! In July we celebrated our first anniversary in London which was an epic weekend; a few weeks later when the timing felt right I asked her “the” big question; the rest they say is history. We have been happily living together for a while now and are starting to plan our big day. 

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Starting on Humira

Hello dear readers!

This morning I’m waiting patiently on this lovely sunny day for a visit from an AbbVie care nurse, because today is the day I start a brand new course of medication called Humira. Its a drug that I’ve heard plenty about over the last couple of years and have been curious about trying. After going back on the Pentasa and the Azathioprine following my surgery, it was discovered through more tests at Broomfield that these were not showing much effect, hence starting me on Humira.  Continue reading

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Third anniversary

Why hello dear readers!

Another lovely day out, I hope all is well with you. Logging into my blog account today, I saw a little notification in the corner of the screen. Not recalling what it meant I clicked and discovered that today is the third anniversary of starting my blog! Looking back both me and my blog has changed a lot over the last three years. I feel I’ve developed as a writer and a blogger (even though my writings to you all has been sporadic!). I have been through a lot of stuff as a Crohn’s patient, i.e. the operation that triggered my whole inspiration for this little spot on the internet. More recently I’ve moved house, which is part of a huge change in lifestyle. With a new girlfriend – Sarah – by my side I’m enjoying another chapter in the life of Tom Coppin. I’ve met people through raising awareness for the disease, and hopefully along the way I’ve helped people out in one way or another whether through helping people to understand what Crohn’s is, giving someone something to relate to in rough times, or just providing an amusing read. What ever good this page has done, I’m pleased to have been part of it.

I’ll keep this post a bit like me: short and sweet, wish you all a lovely weekend, and hope to write again soon!


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Inspiration at the Olympics

Hello dear readers!

Well things have gone quiet in the world of Tom – owing to an as yet unexplained and rather substantial pain in the ribs and back, I’m being forced to sit my butt down and not do much. That being the case I have had more time to read and write on here.  Continue reading

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