Traveling with Inflammatory Bowel Disease can actually be more work than the usual. Vacation takes a lot of planning and preparing for possible flare situations. These are a few tips that have helped me get through my vacations with Crohn's disease.
I ask my friend Christina Sgarlata a few questions about living with chronic illness. She has such great insights especially being in the medical field. Her open mind and well-rounded knowledge are so refreshing! I know that this interview will be helpful to so many readers! Many thanks Christina! Christina Sgarlata, BSN, RN, RYT is... Continue Reading →
Some things happened recently in my life that made me realize-- medications alone won't help improve your quality of life. You have to want a better quality of life for yourself!! More importantly, you have to be willing to advocate for yourself and make your health a priority! I haven't seen anyone really talk about... Continue Reading →
There is one emotion I have experienced that has surprised me the most out of all the emotions on this rollercoaster ride. That emotion is anger.I have never been an angry person. I'm usually always pretty positive and happy. Even when I'm having a bad day, my first inclination is towards sadness not anger. It... Continue Reading →
Today was harder than most days. I had 14 tubes of blood drawn in hopes of getting some more answers. My rheumatologist ordered the blood work since I've been experiencing a lot of joint and back pain. We want to see if there is another autoimmune disease present along with the Crohn's disease. In my... Continue Reading →
The things I have to deal with!As I'm writing this--it's 3:30pm and I'm beyond exhausted. A normal person would be excited to get off work soon and go home to do whatever they want. I'm curled up on my couch feeling like I can't even move or keep my eyes open. How is laundry going... Continue Reading →
The ONE thing that gets me through the day is---putting what energy I do have into something meaningful that requires me to be creative.Now obviously everyone is attracted to different things that exercise their creativity. I love puzzles and fitting all the pieces together. I love coloring and focusing on keeping it in the lines.... Continue Reading →