Typical IBD struggle . . . .

A week ago I attended onsite training at my job, total training session was 4 hours. Prior to the training, the idea of being stuck in a quiet room with people where I'm forced to be social for four hours spiked my anxiety.  Not just for the social aspect,  but the past couple of weeks … Continue reading Typical IBD struggle . . . .

A bad day can be really bad . .

Another busy stressful week, can't wait until this conference is over at my job, so exhausting. As a result of the stress I saw blood for the first time in months . . . sighs . . . can't sleep, felt nauseous for a few days and hard to breath one day. I think I was … Continue reading A bad day can be really bad . .

Remission it is!!

I walked into the endoscopy center nervous  and exhausted. Only having two hours of sleep, and a meal of chicken broth and jello the day before, I just wanted to get it over with. I was called to the back and the nurse that greeted me gave me a big smile which eased my nerves. … Continue reading Remission it is!!

‘Tis the season . . .

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays everyone! I hope this day is filled with much joy and you got everything you wished for! 🙂 With every holiday there is always some sort of tradition, I might have a new one! This will be my 2nd year getting a colonoscopy before the New Year. I like to say I'm starting … Continue reading ‘Tis the season . . .

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

A Flare attack and Black & Blue . . . .

It's been a week since my last post and not a good one.   A very stressful, exhausting week it has been.  New job has officially started to stress me out, but for the first time in my career its not over drama, just a lot of freaking work. But with my condition any amount … Continue reading A Flare attack and Black & Blue . . . .

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 . . .

Enema? no please! . . :(

I have a scheduled Flex Sigmoidoscopy next month and the prep instructions stated to complete an enema 1-2 hours prior.  How's that gonna happen? The first time I ever had an enema was in the hospital and to be honest that is the only place I imagine where you get an enema professionally done in … Continue reading Enema? no please! . . 😦

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 🙂