I've noticed as I've been feeling better, I don't want to talk about the disease as much. And I have to get out of that mindset. It's why I haven't blogged in such a long while. If I don't talk or write about it, it isn't real. I can pretend that I'm not living with a chronic illness anymore, atleast for now. But I don't know if that is healthy. For me, I think not...I want to continue to educate others through my journey, remission or sickness. It's all part of the journey. I can't do that if I'm not blogging about it.
When you don't feel well, you can't ever be at your BEST. At least this is my experience living with Crohn's disease. When I physically don't feel well, I notice I tend to care less about how I appear on the outside. How I feel on the inside gets my full attention because I have limited physical energy and effort to put into other things. So I choose to focus my efforts on what I think is most important. And in my brain, that will always be trying to heal my insides, both body and mind.
Part of living a life with Crohn's disease is being so often misunderstood. And more importantly figuring out a way to be okay with that. There will be judgement from others along the way. Obviously we can't control what people think about us and how we live our lives. Not everyone you come in contact... Continue Reading →
Think to yourself "what if all these little moments in my life were magnified and took three times as long to accomplish". Then you might have an idea of what I'm talking about. It becomes a logistical nightmare, dealing with the trickle-down bits and pieces while waging war on the disease itself! But we do it.
Many thanks to @bulldog_bonnie for the use of this image. You can follow her on Instagram! Go on you know you want to! She is too adorable!One of the hardest things can be actually staying positive when you are in the middle of a flare. It's hard to see the positive in your life when you... Continue Reading →
This is a very hard topic for me to discuss, but I feel very passionate about it! Since it does weigh on me, I feel it's important to share for the sake of others with similar feelings or concerns. Before we dive in-- I just want to make it really clear that I respect all my... Continue Reading →