As I’m sure you’re aware by now, I have Ulcerative Colitis (a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease). What you might not know is that I’m building an online directory of Crohn’s and Colitis related events.
I’d love to attend more events like the National Conference I attended in the summer and to meet more IBDers, but I struggle to find out about what’s on. I’m sure others have the same problem.
Thought there needed to be a central place where people can search and filter to find cool things to attend. So, using my skills as a web developer – I’m building a solution.
By bringing people together, they can share ideas and experiences. By listing events in a centralised and friendly way, people can find exactly what they want.
The iMac I use at work had a few users by the time I started using it. Since taking over as the primary user, I noticed a bunch of issues with it. Firstly QuickLook would crash when previewing anything, images, PDFs, documents. Anything at all. Secondly, I was unable to ZIP any files at all. When I tried, I just got the error “The contents list can’t be created for compressing.” Finally, no apps would auto update (where they quit and reopen themselves as a newer version).
Last Saturday I shuttled myself and Mamma Shippey on a train to the Royal Society of Medicine in London for the Crohn’s & Colitis UK: Medicine and Me National Conference.
Attendees ranged from IBD sufferers, carers, doctors, nurses, and other professionals. Sessions included; causes and treatment, good care, emotional support and wellbeing, and finally the future. We heard from a wide range of speakers including doctors, expert patients, dieticians, and surgeons. Continue reading Crohn’s & Colitis UK National Conference 2015
“How are you doing Robert, y’know, with your illness?” is a question that comes up every time I haven’t spoken to someone in a little while. Mostly I just reply “yeah, ups and downs, but fine” because I don’t have time to explain fully. Truthfully the answer is more complex and varies a lot. Continue reading How’s your health?
Something that people often ask me about, and are usually confused by my responses, is food. I aim to give some clarity to the topic in an overview of my understanding. Continue reading Food, glorious food!
It turns out that my first blog post has highlighted to me that more people didn’t know that I had ulcerative colitis, or don’t really know much about it. I just assumed you all did, but I’m happy to be wrong. I’ll try my best to explain the basics now. Continue reading Back to Basics