About Melinda

My name is Melinda Vlakancic.

I am 44 years of age and have had Crohn’s Disease for approx twenty years now.

With a little pressure from family and friends I have written about my funny and not so funny times (which I am sure many of you will relate to).

Whether you have Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, IBS, Bowel Cancer or any other type of illness affecting your bum, bowel or intestines this should be an amusing, informative and light hearted look at life.

My book is appropriately called The Bare Arsed Facts About Crohn's Disease.

This is not a self-help book and it is not filled with medical jargon that you won’t understand.

You will not find a cure in this book however, I am sure you will find answers to questions that you have been too embarrassed to ask anyone else about.

As sufferers of Crohn's Disease, we endure embarrassing procedures, regular rectal examinations, tubes up our bum, suppositories, enemas etc (not exactly dinner party conversation is it?). In fact they are not really appropriate in any conversation.

So, who do you talk to about this?

Who do you compare bum creams with?

Who do you ask when seeking a Gastroenterologist?

People are very willing to share the name of a great dentist that is performing the latest zoom whitening procedures or the best surgeon that performs a good tummy tuck but really, could you imagine sitting having lunch with a bunch of friends and saying

it's embarrassing

"Gee, my new colorectal surgeon is just a whiz at performing bowel resections!"

I hope you enjoy my book; a percentage from each book sold will be donated to the Crohn's & Colitis Association to help raise funds for continuing research.

 

 

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