So . . . it's less than an hour until the New Year and everyone on social media are posting New Year resolutions and all these positive messages "out with the old, in with the new!" etc. But let's be real, its not like next week is going to be amazing and wonderful just because … Continue reading Happy New Year! . . . Ugh . . . 😦
I have missed doing the things i love, like writing for this blog . . . Past few months have been annoying! I refuse to say hard because overall i'm living a good life and is now grateful i'm healthy again . . "now" is the keyword. Last time I chatted with you I was … Continue reading IBD is annoying . . . .
Eh . . . Remission was fun while it lasted, or maybe I'm jumping the gun! I'll know for sure on Tuesday, have an endoscopy and colonoscopy scheduled . . . sighs Bleeding and having bloody stools has been consistent for the past month so I finally forced myself to go see my GI, I … Continue reading Well it was nice while it lasted . . . 😦
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 . . . 😦
I know . . . it's been a minute, but for the first time in over two years I can say my tummy has not been the cause of my woes, which is amazing right!! I am in full remission, GI is amazed and I'm in denial. For the first time in years I am on … Continue reading Sigh of relief . . .
I just realized that I have not had a cup of coffee or a beer in two years! That's so crazy!! But, I have become a "wine connoisseur" lately, it doesn't bother my gut. In addition to vodka and gin, wine is one alcoholic drink that does not make me violently ill. I have discovered a … Continue reading Can I have a drink? Of course! 🙂
The past two months have been stressful and insanely busy. Most of my time has been devoted to this job where our Executive Director occasionally vents to me about our Board of Directors, and I immediately noticed my stomach starts to hurt. Minutes later I develop a headache. Ever since I was diagnosed with IBD, … Continue reading Flaring up?
"Be gentle with yourself. There's going to be ups and downs but always keep moving forward. Things are going to get better!" - @ibd_chronicles, follow them on instagram!
So it's Open Enrollment time! My favorite time of the year! (sarcasm) . .. I started my current job last July, 3 months after I was discharged from the hospital. Since I was still paranoid and finally understood the life of living with a chronic illness, I immediately noticed the premium plan was my best … Continue reading Benefits Drama . . . . 😦
For those of you that live outside of the DMV (DC, MD, VA) area NOVA (northern Virginia) has a reputation for having horrible traffic and drivers. I have been living in NOVA for 6 months and I have become that horrible driver. The main reason why there are so many accidents is because people have NO patience. … Continue reading Living in NOVA