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! . .

#7daysofIBD – Day 4 

Spent the day in the museum district in Houston and had an interesting experience in the museum of Fine Arts. I had a bottle of water in my hand and I was told to either toss it or give it to coat check. I wasn't willing to do either. It was a closed bottle and … Continue reading #7daysofIBD – Day 4 

My #7daysofIBD

In honor of Crohn's & Colitis awareness week, December 1-7, I decided to participate in the #7daysofIBD campaign sponsored by Crohn's & Colitis UK. You take a picture for the next 7 days that display your life living with IBD. Since we are  a very visual society these days, a photo can speak a thousands … Continue reading My #7daysofIBD

My most important plastic . . .

Look at what I got in the mail! It is my 'can't wait' card. I'm so grateful to have it, but hope to never use it. It is stored in my wallet, right behind my insurance card. I also need to create a medications list/card for my wallet too. I'll admit I have more cards … Continue reading My most important plastic . . .

World IBD Day! . . . :)

I found the above picture from crohnsandcolitis.org.uk.  A very active group that I follow on Facebook, check them out when you get a chance 🙂 In honor of World IBD Day I am wearing purple and made a donation to the CCFA. It's not a lot but something is better than nothing right? 🙂  This world of IBD … Continue reading World IBD Day! . . . 🙂

Working with an IBD . . . .

I took a sick day and I'm grateful to say I do not regret it. We accumulate sick leave/ PTO for a reason. But unfortunately, when you have an IBD your sick days can add up, which will eventually worry me. Thankfully, I have a very understanding boss, which I've learned is very rare. I … Continue reading Working with an IBD . . . .

Positive vibes . . . :)

The past 3 weeks have been a new low for me, but I am happy to say for the past 24 hours it has been a good day! And this beautiful weather is totally matching my mood.  I've been out running errands and even attended my first crohn's/colitis support group through the CCFA.  It was … Continue reading Positive vibes . . . 🙂

CCFA Team Challenge . . . .

Prior to being diagnosed with colitis I was very active. I would jog 3 times a week and attend a body-pump class every Saturday, which was a mixture of aerobics and weight lifting. It was for my training for the Mudderella, my first ever mud run.  It was a great experience and I'm glad I … Continue reading CCFA Team Challenge . . . .