Most Surprising Emotion of My Diagnosis

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 →

I’m in limbo with another diagnosis

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 →

Let the Creativity Flow

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 →

Mind Over Matter

It's been a long, slow couple days-- feeling nauseous and unable to move much. I couldn't eat any real solid food for two days. I've just been taking it easy on my system with liquids and a few BRAT diet items only. I feel pain on both sides of my abdomen that throbs with discomfort.... Continue Reading →

How are you doing?

Okay am I the only one that NEVER knows how to answer that question?!"How have you been feeling?"Ha ha HAAAA!!!! Well...... The first place my brain goes to is an honest place, but since having Crohn's disease....eeeeeehhhhhh. Maybe not the best idea! It's considered uncouth to talk about poop in polite conversation. But a lot... Continue Reading →

It’s not pretty, but who cares?!

So, I have Crohn's disease and it's not pretty. There is nothing glamorous about having to spend most of your time in the bathroom praying to the 'porcelain gods'. But it is a reality for me. I have to share some very intimate details about my body and my life with my doctors, get lots... Continue Reading →

I don’t want it!

Once I received the news of my diagnosis, my life view began to change. The disease was turning my life into something I didn't want to live and me into someone I didn't want to be. I had to call off work many times due to sickness. I was missing a lot of family gatherings... Continue Reading →

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