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Crohn's and Colitis: A Literal Pain in the Butt

We know what living with Crohn's and colitis feels like. It is painful, tiring, invasive... It is a literal pain in the butt. This month in honor of Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week, we will be focusing on sharing personal stories from our community members and patient advocates, as well as sharing resources to help those of you living with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. The only thing worse than living with Crohn's or colitis is living ALONE with Crohn's or colitis.

Here are a few ways to get involved and connect with others going through similar experiences:

Weigh in on conversations and ask your own questions

Receive answers or advice from our team and the community. No judgments here! Have a question or want to weigh in?

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Help spread awareness by sharing your own story

What do you wish people knew about your journey with IBD? What has impacted you the most while living with this invisible illness?

Connect socially

Stay up-to-date on all things Crohn's and colitis by following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook (Crohn's Disease/Ulcerative Colitis), or following us on Instagram (Crohn's Disease/Ulcerative Colitis).

Enter our "Be Kind to the Behind Giveaway"

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We are thrilled to give away a prize package with your comfort in mind!

The prize:1 Tushy Classic 3.0 Bidet
The Tushy Classic Bidet is a modern bidet that easily clips to your existing toilet and does not require plumbing or electrical work! Keep it for yourself, or gift it to a friend.

Our giveaway runs from December 1, 2021, through December 15, 2021. Click here to enter.

Check out these articles and videos related to awareness

Article: Why I Raise Awareness
Article: Why IBD Awareness Matters
Article: Educating Others on Crohn’s and Colitis
Video: The “Invisible” Me
Video: What We Wish Others Knew About Crohn’s and UC
Video: IBD is Painful

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