11 Best Crohn’s Disease Blogs of 2012
These 11 Crohn’s blogs have been selected for their candor, humor, creativity, and significant contribution to the web community of ‘Crohnies.’
Best Crohn’s Disease Blogs
Crohn’s disease can be an isolating and even debilitating illness, but with the help of these top bloggers, it doesn’t have to feel that way. These blogs have been selected for their candor, humor, creativity, and significant contribution to the web-based community of “Crohnies.”
Check out the top Crohn’s disease blogs to find out what makes them so special—and so enlightening—for individuals suffering from Crohn’s or other IBDs. Laugh, cry, and, most of all, appreciate the raw and fearless writings of these talented bloggers.
Jason and Crohn's Disease
The chronicles of Jason’s life with Crohn’s Disease will make every reader feel at home. This fun and touching blog keeps track of Jason’s heartwarming take on his fellow “Crohnies” and the ups and downs of life with a chronic illness.
Already recognized for his powerful awareness and advocacy work, Jason and Crohn’s Disease is a blog destined for your list of favorites. Tune in and listen up—you will like what Jason has to say.
Visit the blog at jasonandcrohnsdisease.blogspot.com
My Crohn’s Disease
Down-to-earth and incredibly no-nonsense, My Crohn’s Disease is not for the faint-hearted. The brainchild of William Malmborg, this hilarious and sometimes heart-wrenching blog chronicles the good, the bad, and the ugly of a life with Crohn’s.
From port-a-potties to yogurt, My Crohn’s Disease serves up a laugh a minute and practically compels its readers to comment and share their own Crohn’s experiences. This is not a blog to miss!
View the blog at: mycrohnsdisease.blogspot.com
No bashfulness here—Jenni’s Guts is exactly as it represents itself: a humorous take on life with Crohn’s, IBS, food intolerances, pain, and lots of the good old “number 2.” Pithy and wildly entertaining, Jenni’s Guts is like a docudrama of a real woman’s experiences with Crohn’s, with the added benefit of being able to interact with the story’s star.
Potty humor and self-deprecation aside, Jenni’s award-winning journal on life with chronic pain and a host of health problems will stir any reader to laughter and tears—perhaps even in the same post.
Visit the blog at: jennisguts.blogspot.com
Irreverent and unafraid, Crohnsboy takes his message to the masses in his no-nonsense approach to disease, healing, and life in general. Fighting the good fight for Crohn’s sufferers everywhere, Crohnsboy is becoming a superhero IBD activist one enthusiastic post at a time.
Not one to sugarcoat or give up, Crohnsboy is working hard to bring awareness and a new approach to living with chronic illness to his readers. Controversial and brave, Crohnsboy keeps the wit and energy alive on his blog every day.
View the blog at crohnsboy.blogspot.com
My Life’s Journey
Refreshing, forthright, and genuine, Cynthia’s blog about her life’s journey is a must-read for anyone with Crohn’s, colitis, or any type of IBD. Her wise and witty posts have the knack of bringing calm and peace to her readers, and the experience of reading My Life’s Journey is as much a pleasure as it is an informative and transformative event for anyone suffering from chronic illness.
Cynthia’s hard work on this blog pays off; her blog is both a comfort and an inspiration for readers of any health background. Read and believe.
View the blog at mylifesjourney-cynthia.blogspot.com
A touching and charming look into life with Jess Grossman and Crohn’s disease, Uncover Ostomy is the blog segment of a much larger awareness campaign founded by its writer. IDEAS, the Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society, is working hard to spread awareness about IBD through the Uncover Ostomy blog and other social media efforts.
Cute, funny, and characteristically clever, Uncover Ostomy reminds its readers that life with Crohn’s is more than just chronic illness—it is love and relationships, work and school, family and friends, fun, and above all, a future.
View the blog at uncoverostomy.org/blog
Crohn's Disease Relief
The Crohn’s Disease Relief blog is just that: a breath of fresh air for sufferers of Crohn’s Disease. Charming and impactful, this blog interweaves personal challenges with Crohn’s with notice of activism and advocacy opportunities for its readers.
The blog has grown into a useful conglomerate of resources,book recommendations, news stories, community-builders, and helpful tips forsurviving everyday life with Crohn’s from someone who really understands. So go ahead, check out this award-winning blog, and get some real Crohn’s Disease Relief.
Visit the blog at: crohnsdiseaserelief.com
A collaborative work of clever and creative writers, J-Pouch Life takes a comprehensive look at life after colorectal surgery of any kind. Full of heart-warming to heart-wrenching stories, this blog is a welcome respite from a world in which bowel malfunctions are considered weird or rare. Click your way through this site to discover camaraderie, understanding, and a hefty dose of humor.
The writers at J-Pouch Life know that post-colorectal surgery life can be daunting, but their wit, compassion, and dedication to sharing their words of wisdom make life more bearable for the rest of us.
View the blog at jpouch.net
The Crohn's Baby
This lady knows the ins and outs of life as a mother, employee, and free spirit with a permanent “Crohn’s Baby”—Rosie’s affectionate name for the belly of a Crohn’s sufferer. A talented blogger, a compassionate advocate for Crohn’s disease sufferers everywhere, and a soulful contributor to the online community of “Crohnies,” Rosie brings together helpful tips, humorous recaps of her forays into different dietary options, and a delightful approach to building a beautiful life in spite of chronic illness.
For her creativity, grace, and honesty, we salute Rosie and her Crohn’s Baby blog.
View the blog at thecrohnsbaby.blogspot.com
The Dietary Adventures of Jilluck
SCD Adventures chronicles “Jilluck’s” dietary adventures with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Packed with amazing, Crohn’s-friendly recipes, SCD Adventures is a must-read for anyone with IBD. Complete with photos of her delectable creations, this blog takes a can-do attitude to battling Crohn’s Disease.
A vocal advocate for SCD and its usefulness for managing Crohn’s, Jilluck makes a good case for SCD with her honest evaluations of kitchen creations and her candid take on the challenges that special dietary restrictions and life with IBD brings. Kudos to Jilluck and her SCD Adventures!
View the blog at scdadventures.blogspot.com
Make Your Own Story
As you can tell by now, not everyone's experience with Crohn's disease is the same. Many people choose the path of humor, like Healthline's Crohn's blogger Ben Morrison. Others choose to share their stories, providing a heartwarming and uplifting look at a complicated disease.
To learn more about Crohn's disease, visit Healthline's Crohn's Disease Center, an important resource for Crohn's patients and those who care for them.