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Go Your Crohn Way

Go Your Crohn Way

Kathleen Nicholls


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For Kathleen Nicholls, life with Crohn's disease has been a constant battle against her bowels. But life has also been about David Bowie, dancing, and laughter. Go Your Crohn Way follows the highs and lows of Kathleen's experiences, and is full of useful advice for maintaining self-confidence and positivity while navigating the world of work, relationships, and those conversations.

Warm and inspiring, this book demonstrates how Crohn's can be life-changing, but not just for the worse. Kathleen gives advice and tips on adapting and thriving through Crohn's, including a specially created phrasebook, which proves that so long as you know how to ask for the nearest bathroom, globe-trotting is still firmly on the agenda.

Full of fun and humour, Kathleen's journey through life with Crohn's disease will leave you - like her - in stitches.

The book can be read by those with other conditions as when it comes down to it this guide is there to provide insight into how you can be the same you that existed before illness. That the dark can be looked at in a comical way to rob it of its negative power. That you can live with a condition like Crohns and be okay. I cannot recommend this book enough as a fellow spoonie and as a reviewer.
Jessica S
Glasgow Women's Library

Warm and inspiring, it demonstrates how Chron's can be life-changing, but not just for the worse...
From remembering to keep track of hospital contacts, names of doctors and consultants to whether it is best to try to keep to a special diet, to personal experiences, and also in discussing how to deal with exhaustion, depression, pain and discomfort, Kathleen speaks from the heart.

U Can 2 Magazine
Kathleen works wonders as a funny, strong, and honest guide to living with Crohn's disease. Go Your Crohn Way is undeniably humane and handy.
Ken Baumann, Author and Publisher
Crystal-clear, dead-solid accurate and witty explanations typify this book. Whether you are a new Crohn's patient, a friend or relative of a patient, or even a 30-year old Crohn's Disease patient like me, you will enjoy the compressive wisdom gained by reading Go Your Crohn Way.
Michael A. Weiss, Esq., MBA, Founder of Crohn’s Disease Warrior Patrol and Professional Patient Perspective
What a refreshingly honest account of life with Crohn's disease. As a Crohn's sufferer you will find yourself nodding as you turn the pages through many experiences that we have all gone through. Her wit and sense of humour shines through to make it an enjoyable read, and it is no small achievement to make such a tough topic light-hearted. I think this book could be enjoyed by those newly diagnosed, or who have suffered for many years.
Sally Cooney, Patient Ambassador, forCrohns
This absolutely brilliant and charmingly funny book is also a decent run down on the details of Crohn's. It's only one woman's account of her personal experience but if you are recently diagnosed with something reading personal accounts can be extremely comforting.
Vexing Circumstance blog
Kathleen Nicholls lives in Scotland with her partner, two cats and a mountain of cat hair. She has been living with Crohn's Disease since her youth but was officially diagnosed in 2010. Since then she has undergone every treatment in the NHS book and so far one surgery. Follow her on her blog Crohnological Order.
Go Your Crohn Way is so much more than a memoir. It is a non-technical, non-scary guide. It is perfect for the newly diagnosed and a fresh look from those who are 'frequent flyers' at the hospital. Having read other books to try and come to terms or get to grips with my own personal diagnosis, I have often been terrified and confused by the medical jargon that I don't understand. I finish the books with more questions than answers. Go Your Crohn Way is different. Kathleen Nicholls has created the go-to book for the IBD sufferer and rather refreshingly for the family and friends of those who suffer. Go Your Crohn Way needs to be on the TBR pile of everyone who has an association with IBD - the patient and the families. Go and buy a copy right now!
Lisa Talks About... blog

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Go Your Crohn Way - A Gutsy Guide to Living with Crohn’s Disease by Kathleen Nicholls 5
Four Word(s): I have Crohn’s Disease 11
1. Introduction - The Nightmare Before Crohn’s 13
2. Adapting - The Crohn Ranger 43
3. Invisible Illness - Sticks and Crohn’s 83
4. Relationships - Romancing the Crohn 117
5. Finish - The Philosopher’s Crohn 155
6. Nonsense - Gin and Crohnic 183
Glossary: Wiping away the Myths 195
The (Rear) End: Acknowledgements 203
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