Becky's story

“I started a new job and decided to tell my whole team about my Ulcerative Colitis. It turned out one of the other girls on my team also had it!

She was the first person I met who had the same disease as me, and it ended up being a great way of starting a tricky conversation.

There are still times when I don’t feel completely understood but every conversation helps chip away at the stigma around bowel diseases!

I felt more comfortable at work, and like I could tell my team if I was feeling particularly unwell or fatigued.

My tip? Use the Crohn’s & Colitis UK website for facts and useful information that can help other people understand what you’re going through. It might feel awkward at first, but people are more understanding of things when they are more informed.”

Becky, living with Ulcerative Colitis