Is the uncertainty of modern life causing more IBS?
It is late Saturday afternoon, the setting sun is shining across the loch and a fire is glowing in the grate. It feels very peaceful. We have stopped over at … Continue reading
Emma and Peggy: a family matter.
Emma was always close to her mother – too close you might say. The only girl in a family of four, abandoned by their father, Reg, while they were still … Continue reading
The way we are. How much do we pick up from Mum and Dad?
When we are young, our parents are part of us – just mum and dad. We don’t recognise their otherness until much later. We are so close that we pick … Continue reading
IBS: An Existential Issue.
There is an absence about Irene. She lives alone in a small village in the Yorkshire Dales, forty miles from the nearest town. Her husband works abroad for much of … Continue reading
Bing: the art of the grudge.
*Bing could never make a decision. He was forever caught between what he wanted to do and what he felt he ought to do. A rebel at heart, he desired … Continue reading
Stuck; when your bowels take over your life.
Stephen is stuck. He is just 20 years old, but his life is controlled by his bowels. He has seen the experts, been scoped, scanned, his body fluids have been … Continue reading
Growing up with IBS; don’t always blame the parents.
For most people, IBS starts in young adulthood, teens or early twenties. It may last for years, even most of their lives, but more often it tends to come and … Continue reading
My son’s IBS is ruining his life.
Penny wrote to me recently My son, Andrew, who is nearly 17 has had bouts of diarrhoea and tummy pains since he was about 9 or 10. These were nothing … Continue reading