While the credit of the world goes all crunchy and we all face difficult financial times, we also, of course, have to continue coping with our bowels. IBS can be incredibly hard on our finances, for a number of different reasons – some of us can’t work in the first place, or can’t hold down the better paid jobs because of the pain and the fact that we need to be near a toilet. Some of us have to spend lots of money on drugs and supplements. Some of us take Lotronex, which is reaching increasingly ridiculous price levels.
And so I was pondering this situation this week, and wondering if there might be something that the IBS Tales website could do to help. I remember I had a donations button on the site a few years back, which was really for donations to me to pay towards the web hosting costs etc, but I could set up a donations button again that goes straight to a deserving IBS sufferer’s Paypal account. Perhaps we could nominate a different IBS sufferer each month or couple of months, someone who was really struggling right now, and take away a little bit of their burden together.
What do you guys think? Would you be interested in helping out? Do you think anyone would donate, or need the help? It would be very easy to set up, but it would rely on IBS sufferers who are prepared to help each other out. I do think that people generally look for causes to donate to that they really care about, and if you’re reading this you’re probably someone who really cares about IBS (unfortunately). So maybe it would work?
I’d be interested to hear anybody’s thoughts and ideas!