A year ago . . .

I just realized exactly a year ago today I was in the hospital. Around this time last year was the evening of my 4th day in the hospital. I was hoping and wishing to be discharged soon. Lucky for me I was discharged the next day . . and haven't been back since thank God! *fingers crossed* … Continue reading A year ago . . .

Happy Jar

This  year I plan to be positive everyday, no matter the situation. Can't be sad when I'm alive for another day with clothes on my back and a roof over my head. I found this cool idea of the "Happy Jar" where you write something good that happens each day for a year, and at the … Continue reading Happy Jar

2016 will be different! . .

I really didn't intend to take a little break after my remission post, but I was exhausted.  Instead of napping after my colonoscopy I stayed up and ate myself into oblivion, and was exhausted and constipated for days. Didn't feel better until New Year's Eve and of course I wanted to go out, but due … Continue reading 2016 will be different! . .

‘Tis the season . . .

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays everyone! I hope this day is filled with much joy and you got everything you wished for! 🙂 With every holiday there is always some sort of tradition, I might have a new one! This will be my 2nd year getting a colonoscopy before the New Year. I like to say I'm starting … Continue reading ‘Tis the season . . .

I have missed drinking . . .

This past week has been a true test for my body because I'm totally torturing it  . . . ever since I landed back in DC last Sunday evening and went to work the next day, I have barely rested. Wednesday night I once again fell asleep in my work clothes, but I got a … Continue reading I have missed drinking . . .

#7daysofIBD – Day 3 Flying!

I'm flying to Texas for the weekend, a quick weekend getaway. I'm excited and scared at the same time. Excited for BBQ and real Mexican food and scared to eat BBQ and real Mexican food . . . sighs . . I gotta be cautious this weekend, but I think I'm prepared. Of course I … Continue reading #7daysofIBD – Day 3 Flying!

My #7daysofIBD – Day 2

"I woke up like this!" . . . literally. Anyone else have a crazy alarm system?   I haven't been sleeping well this week and woke up late yesterday. Decided to go back to my old alarm system when I was experiencing a flare, and yes I still hit the snooze. Goal is to be … Continue reading My #7daysofIBD – Day 2

A Flare attack and Black & Blue . . . .

It's been a week since my last post and not a good one.   A very stressful, exhausting week it has been.  New job has officially started to stress me out, but for the first time in my career its not over drama, just a lot of freaking work. But with my condition any amount … Continue reading A Flare attack and Black & Blue . . . .

Empathy vs. Sympathy . . . .

When you tell someone you have a chronic illness what is the typical response? "Aww I'm soo sorry, but you don't look sick?" "You look good and at least you're skinny" have been common responses for me.  I always felt  the need to change the subject as soon as a person say , "but  you … Continue reading Empathy vs. Sympathy . . . .