I spent $34 on a gel manicure, and it was the BEST thing ever! It is the first time in a while that I spent money on something that made me smile. I didn't realize how I denied myself the very simple pleasures in life. I would LOVE to go shopping! I WANT shoes . . . but, I NEED money … Continue reading I wish Money Trees were real . . . .
I really believe there is little awareness in mainstream media about Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), so when I see a clip about IBD on TV, I get excited! Kudos to the Dr. Phil show for spreading awareness about IBD! Please watch below and share with your family and friends. It's a great video about what is IBD.
Every since I was a kid I have always had "low energy". According to my mother I was the perfect child 🙂 . . . . Not because I was an only child ;), but I was never hyper. I was very shy and reserved, and also anemic as a child. I remember in elementary school going … Continue reading Exhausted . . .
Through my research I was surprised to discover that many "IBDers" are young, like very young, under the age of 18. According to CCFA.org, approximately 1.4 million Americans have either Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. That number is almost evenly split between the two conditions, and one in ten IBD patients are under the age of … Continue reading Youth and IBD . . . .
Since my last few posts have been very gloomy and stressful, I have to lighten the mood. I found some funny images and video that all people that suffer from an IBD can smile at. I feel like lately it's been a road of frustration and anxiety for me, but I need to stop and … Continue reading You gotta laugh 🙂 – Humor wall . . .
This past Friday I had a follow-up appointment with my GI’s office, I met with a physician assistant (PA) since my GI was unavailable. The PA was an older woman, and I could tell she was nervous, and inside I slowly rolled my eyes and thought, maybe I should have waited to meet with my … Continue reading Follow-up with the GI . . . . .
I'm pretty sure you guys saw the Doritos commercial where the guy is preventing people from sitting next to him on the plane. I thought it was hilarious, and what stood out for me was when he was reading a book titled "How to manage Chronic IBS" Of course I bust out laughing and told my friend, … Continue reading You gotta laugh 🙂 – Superbowl AD . . .
It’s crazy how my daily life is controlled by my prescriptions. Since I have to take 8 pills, 5 before noon, sleeping-in on the weekends is out of the question. When I wake up after 9am on a Saturday I’m mad, and that’s depressing 😦 During the week I have the following things with me at all … Continue reading Tick, tock, pop . . . .
So since there is no cure for colitis and I will have this disease for the rest of my life, I have to make light of the situation. I cannot allow myself to walk around miserable, unless it's a flare up. But you have to enjoy life and laugh at yourself sometimes, I think. Prior to … Continue reading You gotta laugh 🙂
Many people believe that IBS is just like IBD. It is not! Instead of writing an essay about the differences I found the below picture, from http://www.discountmedicalsupplies.com/ that explains how both conditions are different.