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Happy 1 Year to Me

Well, today is officially the day where one year ago I underwent a colonoscopy and was officially diagnosed. Although I made a post not that long ago about first being sick, your diagnosis date is a pretty monumental day. There is no more “it could be this, or this, or this” “Let’s hope it’s just… Continue reading Happy 1 Year to Me

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (except for my bowels)

It’s freaking Christmas Eve people! If you don’t know, Christmas is my favourite time of year. IT’S LITERALLY THE BEST TIME. But this was my first time celebrating the holidays sick, and what a difference it makes. I am freaking tired. I used to be able to do it all. Work, wrap gifts till midnight,… Continue reading It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (except for my bowels)

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I went to a support group & it was great

So this week was Crohns and Colitis Awareness Week! If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably have seen my posts about it! But I hope you have had the chance to share your stories or at least read and be inspired by other peoples stories! I know I have certainly been inspired. But… Continue reading I went to a support group & it was great

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Prednisone & I are back together

So I had every intention of being more diligent this month about keeping you all up to date. The intention was there. The energy and motivation was lacking a bit.  Earlier this month we had managed to get down to 1.5 pills but I was having some concerning symptoms including frequent bowel movements, diarrhea, and… Continue reading Prednisone & I are back together

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Prednisone- the devil’s little pill

Prednisone, again for anyone who doesn’t know, is a corticosteroid that is an effective immunosuppressant often used to treat inflammatory disease, some autoimmune disease, and some types of cancers. I am currently on my second round of prednisone after my blow up in the summer. We are down to 10 mg or 2 pills, soon… Continue reading Prednisone- the devil’s little pill