Jordan Rankin

Location
UK


Experience

  • Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2010

About Jordan

Hi, I'm Jordan. I'm part of the IBDrelief team.  I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2010 whilst at university.

I’ve lived with ulcerative colitis for 10 plus years now and it is something that has changed so many aspects of my life. From the visible changes such as medications and hospital trips through to the invisible aspects, the scoping out where the nearest toilet is wherever I go and the anxiety if I can’t see one. While it’s something that I have learned to live with over time, it still has an impact on me daily. 

My real hope for the future is to get to a place where I don’t need to plan every trip based on where the nearest toilet is, to be able to just say yes to plans without having searched Google maps for anywhere that might have a bathroom. While it’s early days on taking a more holistic approach to my health I’m hopeful it’s a step in the right direction.

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