If I was asked to write a piece like this two years ago, I think my response to it would have been completely different, in fact, I am not sure I would have even been able to answer the question at all. “How do I decide to tell people I have Crohn’s Disease?” It has […]Read more "Opening Up About My Crohn’s Disease by Lauren Beach (IIF Scholarship Winner)"
Posted by Brian Greenberg. As today is World Ostomy Day I’m reflecting back on not just the almost 3 years that I’ve lived with an ostomy now, but the years leading up to my ostomy as well. The word “ostomy” is one that many in different chronic illness communities fear. For some people and I […]Read more "What the Word Ostomy Means to Me"
The issue of needing to use the restroom urgently is unfortunately not foreign to most people who suffer from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. There are many symptoms associated with IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) but the most embarrassing and the one that made me feel like a prisoner in my own home was the fact […]Read more "Crohn’s Sufferer Denied Access to Restroom"
The Intense Intestines Foundation would like to thank all of the applicants who applied for the first IIF scholarship. Our mission is to help those young adults who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease reach their higher education goals and that wouldn’t have been possible without all of your continuous, and much appreciated support. Living with […]Read more "Awarding the First Intense Intestines Scholarship"
In the beginning of July, the Cincinnati police department decided to use a new scare tactic to attempt to get through to teens who had been involved in drugs and/or gang related activity. They felt that it would be a good idea to use pictures of gunshot victims with colostomy bags, in an effort to […]Read more "Using Ostomies as a Scare Tactic"
If you’re reading this blog then I’m guessing that you know what it’s like to live with a chronic disease or at the very least you know someone who lives with a disease. Going about your day-to-day life with a condition like Inflammatory bowel disease can be daunting. Everyday starts with a question mark, everyday […]Read more "Inflammatory Bowel Disease Confusion ~ Does Anyone Really Know What’s Going On?"
The use of marijuana for Inflammatory bowel disease and other conditions is a tricky one to talk about. It’s a topic that is controversial in many ways. People have good points on each side of the argument. The topic of cannabis for medical use is not going away and I wanted to do more research […]Read more "Cannabis For Crohn’s & Colitis (Documentary Video Include)"