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Managing My Health With IBD Health Storylines!

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I was asked to do a review of the IBD Health Storylines app. You can get this app for free by clicking here. 

IBD Health Storylines

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Overview

So I’ve been using the app for about a week now and first I would like to say I am just so happy there is an app out for IBD patients! A lot of patients are very self conscious or embarrassed of their symptoms, especially when first diagnosed. I think this app can really. Not only with recording data, but how we manage our care in general. This app allows us to communicate with our physicians with an in depth record of our symptoms and recent activity.
The Deets 


Creating an account was very simple. They don’t require a lot of info at all. Have an email? You can sign up.


Once you create you account you can provide as much info as you want. If you want to provide your full name and personal info, that’s fine or immediately get into playing with the tools and logging symptoms.


As you can see I chose to provide more information. The app asked basic information about my diagnosis and gave me the option to even enter health goals.


As you can see the app allows you to add input on a slew of different day to day topics.

Managing My Self Care

To be able to log my daily health has been very useful. When I got sick on Friday I was able to go back to the app and check things like my mood, bowel movements and food intake and come to a pretty decent conclusion on why exactly I was sick and if I needed to sick professional help.


Perhaps my favorite feature of this app is the feature that allows you to track your bowel movements. With IBD patients this is definitely a key component in our care.


I Must Admit…

I didn’t use the app every day. It was hard to remember but they have handy notifications to remind you.


I love the mood feature. ♥️

In Conclusion

I can definitely see this app becoming a key  component in the management of personal care for the IBD community. However, I definitely think I would have used and enjoyed this app a lot more when I was sick. I forgot little things like how many pills I’d taken in the day or little thoughts I wanted to ask / tell my doctor. For anyone suffering from the active symptoms of Crohn’s or Colitis I would suggest downloading this app.

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What They're Saying

"Shawn. I see what you're doing in the IBD community. You're doing phenomenal things! Prayers for your personal journey as well as I know it can't be easy."

Felicia Robertson, MD June 23 2017
2017-09-08T14:16:02-04:00
"Shawn. I see what you're doing in the IBD community. You're doing phenomenal things! Prayers for your personal journey as well as I know it can't be easy." Felicia Robertson, MD June 23 2017

"You're the best! So glad you joined (the Patient Advisory Council of ImproveCareNow) and I hope we can get to know eachother better! Looking at your blog girl it's amazing. You're a beautiful writer and fighter."

 

Natalie B, PAC ImproveCareNow, April 29 2017
2017-09-08T14:21:19-04:00
"You're the best! So glad you joined (the Patient Advisory Council of ImproveCareNow) and I hope we can get to know eachother better! Looking at your blog girl it's amazing. You're a beautiful writer and fighter."   Natalie B, PAC ImproveCareNow, April 29 2017

"Chronically Strong is an absolutely beautiful blog filled with information about Ulcerative Colitis, Chronic Bowel Disease and Mental Health just to name a few. (Shawntel) has excellent healthy eating tips as well as a focus on overall wellness and nutrition, and recipes."

Leanne, Blogger, Aug. 2 2017
2017-09-08T14:26:29-04:00
"Chronically Strong is an absolutely beautiful blog filled with information about Ulcerative Colitis, Chronic Bowel Disease and Mental Health just to name a few. (Shawntel) has excellent healthy eating tips as well as a focus on overall wellness and nutrition, and recipes." Leanne, Blogger, Aug. 2 2017

" I've never found you to be anything but inspiring. Your honesty is refreshing and I like when people keep it real. Makes me feel it's ok to be human."

 

Sara R, Sep. 12 2017
2017-09-12T22:05:16-04:00
" I've never found you to be anything but inspiring. Your honesty is refreshing and I like when people keep it real. Makes me feel it's ok to be human."   Sara R, Sep. 12 2017

Though mostly about IBD, this blog covers a wide array of issues.  Shawn covers complex issues, like how her identity as an African American intersects with her IBD.  I am taken aback by the depth of each post! Whether you’re a blogger or an IBDer, her posts are sure to offer tons of inspiration.

 

Collin, Jan. 9, 2019
2019-01-09T22:11:58-04:00
Though mostly about IBD, this blog covers a wide array of issues.  Shawn covers complex issues, like how her identity as an African American intersects with her IBD.  I am taken aback by the depth of each post! Whether you’re a blogger or an IBDer, her posts are sure to offer tons of inspiration.   Collin, Jan. 9, 2019