Have you ever wondered what life with ulcerative colitis or crohns might be like? Aside from reading about it, and never totally being able to understand, because in all honesty, like they say “you don’t get it, until you get it”. However I wouldn’t wish it upon even my worst enemy, but, I know one way you can get a little insight into it. If you have a smartphone then head over to the app store and find an app called ‘In my shoes: crohns and colitis’. It’s a free app, and you have it running for 24 hours, or more if you want. Keep notifications and sounds on as it will tell you how you might be feeling and what your body might be doing. It also gives you scenarios to live into. Obviously having colitis or crohns is very different for everyone, and becomes more different with an ostomy, but I found the app to be a helpful tool for your near and dear to get an insight into how life can/might be.

So head over to the app store, and search for:

‘In my shoes’ by crohns and colitis uk


Let me know if you give it a try, and what you think/how you experienced it. I would love to get some feedback!

My boyfriend tried it, on two occasions. Once with me around to compare and see if I felt it was accurate, but also so I could describe the feelings and thoughts I’d have in those events and times, but also once on his own, to try to get a feel of what it would be like if it was only him. Hmm, maybe I can get him to write a bit about his experience too.

I would love to get some feedback, and put together a blog with all of your experiences with and during the app, obviously anonymous unless you say otherwise ❤️

Please send your response to me here, or via my Facebook page or instagram in a private message, or via my email, which I can give you if needed.


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