When I read this article in the Daily Telegraph yesterday I was so saddened. If you are feeling "very low" today then maybe you should not continue to read further because I don't want to upset you further. ....... In the Health section there was a story of a young 25 years old lady who had become so desperate after doctors had been unable to help treat her Irritable bowel syndrome that she had taken her own life. Her symptoms had started at university -- the stress of her studies made her pain worse (my own IBS begun at university and after many hospital tests I had to leave university at the end of my second year) The painful spasms she had even led to an emergency hospital admission ( Some of my most painful spasms are as severe as "Labour pains" and I also was taken on one occasion to hospital by ambulance as an emergency -- only to be told "it's just your IBS") The doctors not only failed to treat this young lady"s symptoms effectively but she felt so alone that she felt she could no longer continue to live with this awful condition. How dreadful that she was not given more support from medical staff. What I am trying to say is " no matter how low you are feeling please don't feel so isolated and alone that you cannot carry on --- just pick up a phone and call a friend or leave a message on here" Sorry this was such a serious blog but it left such a big impression on me. Take care and keep well. Xx
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