3 Year Diagnosis Anniversary

You guys, January 10th was my 3 year diagnosis anniversary and I can’t believe how much time has flown by as well as how slow it feels. I don’t know, time is such an odd feeling. When I think back to the beginning of my journey, it feels like such a lifetime ago, but thereContinue reading “3 Year Diagnosis Anniversary”

2020 is Here Ya’ll & We Are Feeling Fine

Ah 2020, only 4 days in and you have already been so kind to me. Just before the new year began my bowels were doing all sorts of funny things and I thought to myself “Am I regressing? Is this the end?”. But no, it was just me not making healthy life choices, choosing foodsContinue reading “2020 is Here Ya’ll & We Are Feeling Fine”

What is a flare up?

As my journey to remission seems to becoming closer, I started to wonder about the future. Will I be symptom free? What does remission feel like? How long will it last? But most importantly, what is a flare up? Because often people who go into remission talk about having flare ups. I have used thisContinue reading “What is a flare up?”

Clinical Trial Series: Week 16

Well the day has come and passed and we have lived to tell the tale of yet another colonoscopy- except this time it was a sigmoidoscopy. While they tell you that the prep for a sigmoidoscopy is much easier- I beg to differ and actually asked for the colonoscopy prep. That enema fleet they giveContinue reading “Clinical Trial Series: Week 16”

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”

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”

Gut Immunity- Why is it so important?

Hello lovely readers, It is almost that time of year- SPRING. Just kidding. Where I live, spring won’t be around for like another month or so…. BUT let’s jump into a quick update BEFORE I get into you gut immunity. I have my 8 week colonoscopy Wednesday. We finally get to see if the drugContinue reading “Gut Immunity- Why is it so important?”

Clinical Trial Series: Baseline

Hello dear readers, We made it! We survived day 1. Today was just overall a busy day. I had decided since I had to take a day off work to book all my appointments today. This resulted in the clinical trial, my gyno appointment, and a practicum interview being all done in one go. ItContinue reading “Clinical Trial Series: Baseline”