Trying to Find Some Faith

faith fāTH noun complete trust or confidence in someone or something. I remember when I was first diagnosed I had this thought that this was just one set back. I still had optimism. I started this journey with hope. I thought to myself “Okay this sucks, but it’s not the worst thing and I canContinue reading “Trying to Find Some Faith”

Summertime Sadness

I’m not sure if anyone else can sympathize with this or not, especially when you’re not in remission- but summer and my bowels are not BFF’s. And it’s seriously bumming me out. I’m from a city where we have winter for basically 8 months out of the year, so summer is short and sweet. ThisContinue reading “Summertime Sadness”

The Problem with Getting Better

Well better might be a strong word. I mean I am WAAAAAY better than I was a couple weeks ago that’s for sure, but I’m still struggling day to day. It’s just easier to suck up now. But there are some downfalls to starting to feel like you’re that much closer to feeling “normal” again.Continue reading “The Problem with Getting Better”

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”

Admitting I’m Scared

This week seems to be my breaking point. I am now down to 0.5 pills of Prednisone so 2.5 mg and my body hates it. On top of that I can’t seem to get out of this current active flare and I’m worried weekly Humira is showing signs of not being enough. My body isContinue reading “Admitting I’m Scared”

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”

A Letter to Myself

Dear Body, At first I was going to write a love letter to you, but as the weeks went by and things got worse I realized, that perhaps dear body we needed to step up our game. Perhaps I needed to write a negotiation letter. See, you kind of have my body under hostage andContinue reading “A Letter to Myself”