As an IBD advocate I find myself talking about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis all the time. Over the past few years I’ve been amazed at how many families have multiple members with an IBD. My family has two members who are affected by Crohn’s disease. Not only do I have Crohn’s, but my older […]Read more "IBD Is Different For Everyone, Even In The Same Family."
A few weeks ago I was told about something that shocked me. Apparently while being interviewed by Extra, Jennifer Aniston made a comment about a possible friends reunion, saying: “I think we’re getting to the point where we’re going to be friends with wheelchairs and colostomy bags.” While this comment isn’t nearly as bad as […]Read more "Jennifer Aniston Makes A Comment About Ostomies"
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"
We all know living with an IBD isn’t easy. When a flare hits and symptoms are not a secondary thought and life is anything but normal. Many times we have to curl up with a heating pad for pain or pick a room to relax in closest to the bathroom. During these times life is […]Read more "Independence With IBD"
To say I was going through a lot in the beginning of last year would be a ridiculous understatement. I was just figuring out life with an ileostomy after battling 12 years of ulcerative colitis and undergoing 14 major operations when out of nowhere I was diagnosed with another auto immune disease that greatly impacted […]Read more "Three Powerful Words: Never Stay Quiet"
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"
As many of you know there has been a lot going on in the ostomy and IBD communities after the Cincinnati police department was using ostomies as a scare tactic to sway inner city youth from violent acts. Below is the response from the Interm Police Chief. ~Brian Email from Lt. Col. Humphries – 8/2/13 […]Read more "Response From The Cincinnati Police Department About Using Ostomies As A Scare Tactic"