Francesca Ingenito

Commack, NY, USA


Originally diagnosed with ulcerative colitis followed by a diagnosis of Crohn's disease

Incision and drainage of perianal abscess

About Francesca

Hi, I'm Francesca. I first started showing symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in March 2021. It’s changed my life indefinitely, but it hasn’t changed who I am as a person. My biggest advice for those who have IBD is to connect with others around you, be your own advocate, and listen to your body. Physical health is important but so is mental health. Therapy has helped me tremendously with my diagnosis. I also use social media as an outlet and to spread awareness in hopes that I can help those who don’t know about IBD. IBD is an invisible illness but just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there.

For all my #crohnies and #ibdwarriors, please feel free to connect with me on Instagram! @frannncescaaa

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