The Side Effects of IBD They Don’t Always Tell You About

So today has been a whirl wind of a day! First off I FINALLY WAS WELL ENOUGH TO GO TO A HAIR SALON AND CHOP MY HAIR. I have not cut my hair since December minimum….. So this was a monumental moment. I know a lot of you are thinking I’m probably being dramatic, thatContinue reading “The Side Effects of IBD They Don’t Always Tell You About”

A Message to Anyone with Invisible Illnesses

I know lately I’ve been posting on here a lot less. I was a lot more motivated to write when I actually had energy and felt better than I am lately. I don’t think I realized how much this has all taken a toll on me until recently. I can nap anywhere at any timeContinue reading “A Message to Anyone with Invisible Illnesses”

The time my UC caused me to go to the hospital

To start I am back home and hopefully FINALLY on the road to recovery. And my first experience going to the hospital as a result of my disease was probably a lot easier compared to other people. But let rewind to a week and a bit ago. I decided to take a leave of absenceContinue reading “The time my UC caused me to go to the hospital”

Things I Wish People Understood About IBD Part 2

Happy IBD Awareness Day! In honor of further raising awareness I thought I would do another one of these posts. This of course is all from my personal experience and can be different for everyone, but hopefully some of you can relate and have a laugh! When I say I have to go, I needContinue reading “Things I Wish People Understood About IBD Part 2”

How Stress Effects Your Chronic Illness

So apparently I have been terrible at managing my stress levels lately, despite the self-care I have been trying to do. How so, you may ask? Well after talking to my nurse practitioner, it was discovered that my jaw pain had nothing to do with my medication and everything to do with stress (and myContinue reading “How Stress Effects Your Chronic Illness”

Humira & Me: My First Experience

Warning: explicit language and lots of details about poop (no surprise) Yesterday was Humira day. Can you believe it? It all happened so fast. Let’s rewind a little bit here. So like I said in my last post, our choice was to start with Humira because it just seemed like a better fit for myContinue reading “Humira & Me: My First Experience”

Things I Wish People Knew About Ulcerative Colitis

Now that I’ve been very open about my diagnosis, I often get bombarded with questions, usually from people who genuinely care and just want a better understanding. Of course, I’m always open to answering questions and have gotten used to answering the question “how are you doing”, because honestly it is what it is! ButContinue reading “Things I Wish People Knew About Ulcerative Colitis”

Colitis and Me

Welcome to my new blog! I decided to create this to help anyone, as well as myself, navigate through the confusing world of Chronic Illnesses. In my case, I was diagnosed with distal Ulcerative Colitis. This picture was taken on my diagnosis day. As you can see I am pretty pumped to be in aContinue reading “Colitis and Me”