I’ll be back . . . .

“It’s been a long time I shouldn’t have left you . .. ” I can’t believe I have not posted since 2018! 2019 was a crazy busy year filled with traveling, new job, new men lol A lot going on, then 2020 comes and literally the world stops! It’s funny because in January I said to myself, it feels like 2017 all over again with certain aspects of my life and was trying to figure out how to break the routine, then COVID-19 happens, so now I have the time! Excited to be writing again!

IBD research studies?

Would you participate in an IBD research study? This might be silly, but I’ve always felt like I’m not sick enough to participate. Even though I was in the hospital for about 5 days earlier this year. Since I do not have a severe case, I don’t want a scientist to waste time on little ole me . . . or maybe it’s fear realizing I have a DISEASE and doctors don’t know what the hell is going on?!?!? . . I think it’s the latter lol

If I was to participate in  a study, there are two that I found of great interest, 23andme and Celest Study who reached out to me and I decided to share with you all. Both seem easy/convenient and looking for people with IBD. Has anyone ever tried one of the studies? More information on both below.

I love this 23andme video,  a true look into the life of an IBDer.

 

celest study

Celest Study

Men and women age 18-75 years old who have moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease, and who have inadequately responded to or are intolerant to anti-TNF therapy, are invited to see if they may qualify for the Celest Study. The purpose of this medical research study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational oral medication. Each individual will be evaluated to determine his or her eligibility.The Celest Study is currently enrolling patients with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease. Check out www.celeststudy.com/TummyWoes for more information.