At the age of 29 I found myself in hospital, being diagnosed with a few incurable autoimmune conditions, Crohn’s disease being the most aggressive. Being left untreated for so long and having my body weakened, I received some intensive treatment that would help me in the long run, but also have me on a journey of recovery for just over a year. It’s a lot to get used to, a big change in lifestyle, medications and a lot to take in, but my instinct was to fight. At first it was all about going through the motions; I thought it was a good idea to treat these new medications as a regular part of my day, like brushing your teeth. It worked well enough until the steroids started to kick in, and that brought on the side effects.