IBD back at it again . . . :(

As I embark on my 31st first birthday tomorrow, I'm reflecting on how 2017 has been so far , and it's been a busy year. In addition, I've been eating what I want, not exercising, candy/soda galore. It was like YES! I'm on Remission so I'm going to eat everything I've denied myself for two … Continue reading IBD back at it again . . . ūüė¶

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 . . . .

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. . .

Sick of biting my tongue . . .

I think I'm an amazing actress! For the past month I have been bleeding everyday, severe bloating often, severe fatigue, and insomnia but¬†somehow I am able to commute and work 40 hours a week, all with a smile on my face. ¬†I should win an Oscar because I don't believe¬†the average person can do that. … Continue reading Sick of biting my tongue . . .

Kudos to: Sean Ahrens :) . . .

I found a ¬†website called Crohnology,¬†it's a social network website for people that have IBD. ¬†It was created by a young man named Sean Ahrens, he was diagnosed with Crohn's disease at the age of 12. Since my diagnosis at age 12,¬†I have had a dozen major flare ups of the disease. I found that, … Continue reading Kudos to: Sean Ahrens ūüôā . . .