My name is Katie and I’m in my second year of being a junior doctor. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease on 1st March 2019. I thought I’d write this blog about what it was like getting diagnosed, how I came to this point, how it’s affected my personal life and hopefully ways I can draw from this and become a better doctor. (I’m all about the silver linings!) I have no idea who (if anyone) will be interested in this blog, but if perhaps it helps someone somewhere come to terms with their own experience of IBD, I think that would be really great.