WHO AM I?
I’m a swamp troll. My name is Epsik. Dad and Mom call me Epsu. I have got dark hair and a shaggy tail. I have a belly and fast toes. I’m a bit of a good troll and a bit of a bad one too. I’m bad when I splash water from the swamp into my father’s slippers. Or when I secretly shove a chewed piece of oak bark into my little sister’s mouth. But she likes it! I am good when I help dragonflies stuck in the swamp mud to get free. And when I hide an earthworm left in the sun under a birch leaf.
But most of the time I’m simply a troll. Just like the rest of us.
What is IBD?
“IBD” stands for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are chronic inflammatory bowel diseases that belong to the group of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. It is usually located in both the large intestine and the rectum. Most common symptoms are diarrhea, bloody stools and abdominal pain.
Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. It can be located anywhere in the digestive system, but usually it is in the end of the small intestine and in the large intestine.
Toilet access card
The Estonian Inflammatory Bowel Disease Association (EIBDA) started to issue a toilet access card to its members to help them gain access to the nearest toilet in times of urgency. There are about 2,500 people in Estonia who need the card every day.