Benefits Drama . . . . :(

So it's Open Enrollment time! My favorite time of the year! (sarcasm) . .. I started my current job last July, 3 months after I was discharged from the hospital. Since I was still paranoid and finally understood the life of living with a chronic illness, I immediately noticed the premium plan was my best … Continue reading Benefits Drama . . . . ūüė¶

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

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 . . . .

Weight gain, money woes, the usual . . .

Saw my primary physician (pp) yesterday and when I got on the scale I gasped. I am officially 20 pounds heavier than what I was a year ago ¬†. . . fascinating. . . crazy thing is that I can still fit my jeans, it's a good thing they're¬†stretch jeans. It's also nice that my … Continue reading Weight gain, money woes, the usual . . .

Kudos goes to : Ste Walker :)

Today was a rough day, fatigue and insomnia has been a struggle this week, but the highlight of my day was to see the below article trending on Facebook!!! His story¬† has been posted on major publications such as CBS News and People Magazine. The more awareness the better!! Thank you Ste Walker¬† for sharing … Continue reading Kudos goes to : Ste Walker ūüôā

Chronically ill mothers . .

I'm not a mom, but hope to become a mother one day. However, I started thinking how hard it can be to have children and be chronically ill.¬†¬†I barely have the energy to get through the day and it's just me. I can't image working an 8-hour day and coming home to a family. How … Continue reading Chronically ill mothers . .

New stage in treatment . . .

Holy Crap! You know you're sick when you have your personal hazardous materials disposal container. I am learning to accept that IBD is no joke . . I might look "great" (as I've been told by¬†many) but inside my body is literally attacking itself. Lately I've been eating everything in sight with no bloating or¬†abdominal … Continue reading New stage in treatment . . .