Life is precious. . .

Last week I went to my great aunt's funeral. She was terminally ill and bedridden for the last ten years of her life. After surviving a stroke, she could no longer speak and eventually lost her battle with cancer. It was hard for me to visit her because growing up she was such a boisterous woman and to see … Continue reading Life is precious. . .

An IBD experience . .

Every since I started this new job I have been pleasantly surprised by the lack of urgency to go to the restroom. I sat comfortably during back to back meetings for 3 hours sitting far away from the door,  and in one meeting the entire staff was present. I was in awe of how far I … Continue reading An IBD experience . .

New Chapter . . .

Today was Day 2 at the new job and its weird because it feels like I've been at the job a lot longer.  A friend said, "Wow you must feel really comfortable there" . . I guess I do. I've met some pretty cool people so far  and I'm not complaining for once, it's a good … Continue reading New Chapter . . .

Kudos to: Rebecca Zamolo :)

I'll admit my biggest fear with this disease is  the possibility of living with an ostomy bag.  Just the thought of a bag being "attached" to me gives me chills. I hope that day will never come. When I found the below video on YouTube of an ambitious young woman who had to make the decision to have … Continue reading Kudos to: Rebecca Zamolo 🙂

A new year of life . . .

Yesterday was my 29th birthday and even though I said I was not in the mood to celebrate, I kind of did 🙂 It's hard not to celebrate when your birthday is on a Friday. I spent three hours of my afternoon in a spa and a couple of friends surprised me with tickets to see the … Continue reading A new year of life . . .

Bye bye Prednisone!

I FINALLY had my follow-up with the GI yesterday . . . oops . . I lied . . I finally had a follow-up with the physician assistant. Of course I did not know I will not be seeing my GI until I arrived, how professional! . . I waited to see the physician assistant and … Continue reading Bye bye Prednisone!

I look pretty? . . .

I stared at myself in the mirror the other night and said out loud "WOW". My skin was so clear and the weight lost was noticeable in my face. I said "I look pretty". Something I feel so wrong for saying not just because it might come off as cocky, but the reasons why I look … Continue reading I look pretty? . . .