The IIF team is excited to host our first Crohn’s & Colitis Workshop at Equinox of Greenwich on Saturday, November 8th. We will continue our mission to help as many patients with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ostomies. Where: Equinox Club of Greenwich, 16 Old Track Road, Greenwich, CT 06830 Date: Saturday, November 8th When: […]Read more "Free Intense Intestines Crohn’s & Colitis Workshop"
We’ve all said it before: “I won’t let IBD define me.” Despite the sincerity of this statement, it is truly difficult to carry out. There are times when we can’t avoid it and have to let others take care of us. It mirrors what Stuart Scott said about his battle with cancer: “And when you […]Read more "It’s Not Easy But I Won’t Let My IBD Define Me"
We all know about the intangible happy place. While it’s generally thought of as a mental state or a figurative place to go to zone out, change moods, or let it all go, there’s the potential for it to mean something even more – something real. Is there an actual happy place that can make […]Read more "Finding an Actual Happy Place with IBD"
I’ve always told IBD patients that as long as they aren’t flaring, a reasonably normal life is possible. With the right planning and preparation, patients have the ability to participate in most events and activities that pop up during everyday life. But sometimes the little things add up and remind us that we have extra […]Read more "We May Never Be Completely Normal"
The IIF would like to invite you to enjoy a full day of fairway fun and fine food at one of the New York area’s top golf courses for the Inaugural Intense Intestines Golf Outing. Sterling Farms Golf Club offers 18 holes of picturesque scenery and challenging golf with classic New England charm. Sterling Farms […]Read more "Intense Intestines Golf Outing at Sterling Farms"
I’m not particularly thrilled to mention this commonality, but most of us have probably been judged because of our IBD at some point. In an ideal world, this would never be a concern and everyone would be considerate towards IBD patients (and all those who deal with diseases and differences). Despite a supportive family and […]Read more "Bullying and IBD by Brian Greenberg"
Over the past few months we have been hard at work preparing to open applications for our next Intense Intestines Scholarship. In addition to announcing that we will begin accepting applications starting Monday, May 5th, we have the privilege to share additional news: The IIF will award TWO scholarships for the upcoming fall semester. Please […]Read more "Intense Intestines Scholarship Update and Schedule"
When you have a chronic illness such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis for such a long time you begin to want a change – and a normal life. When so many of your days are filled with sickness you want to relish and live in the moments that you aren’t sick or at least […]Read more "The Truth About My Battle With IBD And How Hard It Is"
The Intense Intestines Foundation is excited to invite you to our 3rd Annual Climb for Crohn’s & Colitis event. In honor of World IBD Day 2014, we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Climb for Crohn’s & Colitis on Saturday, May 17th at The Rock Club in New Rochelle, NY. Similar to last year, the […]Read more "3rd Annual Climb for Crohn’s & Colitis at The Rock Club"
At times in your life the future comes to mind quite a bit. Usually I try my best to live in the now but certain parts of life can’t be ignored. One of the IIF’s Board members recently had a proctectomy (removal of the rectum) and it got me thinking if I should finally have […]Read more "Surgery Is In My Future by Brian Greenberg"
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can make life anything but normal. The day-to-day battles which an IBD patient faces can be incredible tough. They look like obstacles which are standing like HUGE walls in front of us, keeping us from the other side and a normal life. But we have to do what we can to […]Read more "A Typical Day by Brian Greenberg"
The below post is written by Sarah Brocker, the IIF’s second Intense Intestines Scholarship winner. I was diagnosed when I was 12 years old and missed 58 days of school that year. At that time, I did not understand the meaning of forever, but I did know that my symptoms were embarrassing and I did […]Read more "Hope For The Future by Sarah Brocker"
My last post was about how everyone in the IBD community, as well as their IBD, is different–and thereby how different methods of awareness and remediation are needed. I’ve continued to think about this topic more and more since the end of IBD Awareness Week. While looking back on my journey with IBD, I began […]Read more "What Helped Me During My Dark Days with Crohn’s Disease"
Today marks the fifth day of Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week in the United States. From December 1st to the 7th the Intense Intestines Foundation, other organizations and IBD advocates all over the country will be doing our part to raise IBD awareness. Over 1.4 million people in the United States suffer from an Inflammatory […]Read more "IBD Awareness: IBD Is Different In Everyone, IBD Advocates Are Going To Be Different Too!"
It is the time of year again when we look back at the year we just had and begin to think about all the things we are thankful for. The past year has been a great one for me, but a weird one as well–a true roller coaster ride. Luckily for me, the good times […]Read more "Thankful for My IBD Family and Much More!"