Things you should do if you are on Prednisone

Ah Prednisone, The pill that most people end up on when you have a chronic illness, the pill that really does work some wonders, but ALWAYS has side effects. This has been the longest I’ve been on prednisone consecutively. Normally I am able to start weaning off of it after 2 weeks, but because ofContinue reading “Things you should do if you are on Prednisone”

I got to be a guest on a blog!

Hello friends, Spring break has finally made it’s presence and I couldn’t be happier. While I am not whisking away on a fancy vacation, I will be going to the mountains for a day and sleeping in EVERYDAY, which is the best freaking thing ever for someone who is chronically tired. But I wanted toContinue reading “I got to be a guest on a blog!”

Clinical Trial Series: Week 8 Check in & Colonoscopy

YOU GUYS I was too excited not to update you about today even though I feel like ABSOLUTE trash. Today was the final week of phase 1 where we found out if I was on the drug, how my bowels were looking, and what the next step would be. First off, prep fucking sucks. IContinue reading “Clinical Trial Series: Week 8 Check in & Colonoscopy”

Be Careful With Advice

Any time I come across someone new who asks about my story, it always surprises me with how many people are suddenly experts. They always have advice around new products to try, new diets to endure, or suggestions from who knows where. “Have you tried adding more lemon in your diet?” “It’s all that glutenContinue reading “Be Careful With Advice”

Clinical Trial Series: Intro

Hello friends! The day is quickly approaching (Tuesday) where I begin my clinical trials. As such, I thought it would be a good idea to create a series or thread specifically for the clinical trial where I talk abut my experience. I think it would be important because a) this is very likely a drugContinue reading “Clinical Trial Series: Intro”

Lets Talk About Joint Pain

Today was a rough day. A humble reminder that we are not in remission, and still have a journey to go through. Although it is a new year, it is not quite a new me. I felt it as soon as I woke up this morning at 5 am. The stiff muscles in my backContinue reading “Lets Talk About Joint Pain”

Things to know about living with IBD

Hello lovely readers, It has of course been awhile. I feel like things are finally starting to settle but I have 0 energy now and want to do absolutely nothing. So I do as little as possible. I wake up, I go to work, some days I workout (SUPER EXCITING), some days I see friends,Continue reading “Things to know about living with IBD”

Where are we now?

Hello dear friends, I seem to be following this pattern of a once a month update…. maybe this can be my new years resolution. Become better at updating my blog. But I am here to say, I have survived another scope. Please, please, hold your round of applause. I know it’s a miracle. No actually.Continue reading “Where are we now?”