ROANOKE, Va. – Oct. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The illness is real. The story is personal. The strategies work. There is life after receiving a diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). That’s the message of ‘Check Your Pride at the Door’ (ISBN 0-7414-3503-9), a newly published book by Virginia psychologist, Dr. Darryl D. Helems, who has lived with IBD for more than twenty years since his diagnosis at age 17.