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 . . . . 😦

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 🙂

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 . . .