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"
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"
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"
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?"
Living is hard, especially these days. Working 12+ hours a day has become the norm in the corporate world. On top of earning a living, we all want to have normal lives past our work and be social with our friends and loved ones. A big question is when are we doing too much? This […]Read more "Pacing Yourself With An IBD"
If you’re anything like me, being lied to is one of the worst things that can happen to you. Especially when the lie comes from someone who you believed in so much or cared about. There is something about being lied to which always makes you wonder why. Personally, if I’m lied to about something […]Read more "Being Lied To With A Chronic Illness"
The last two years have been a roller coaster ride to say the least. The Intense Intestines Foundation has grown more than I could have ever expected. With 2013 right around the corner, we have a lot planned to grow even more and help as many IBD patients as we can. As the President and […]Read more "Learning To Be A Public Figure"