HPSIG Podcast: Living with ulcerative colitis: A patient’s perspective
In this podcast, we speak to Lynn Hendricks, a practicing research psychologist, epidemiologist and an executive member of the Psychological Society of South Africa. In this podcast, Lynn discusses her experience with ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease. She discusses the events that led up to her diagnosis, the treatment plan she had to follow and the impact that treatment has had on her physical and psychological health and well-being. In addition to this, Lynn discusses the complexities of this disease and the coping strategies that she employs to prevent flare ups. Lastly, Lynn discusses the importance of supportive networks, the lessons she has learnt about herself and the importance and usefulness of increasing her knowledge of this disease.