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”

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”

Two Year Anniversary

Two years have come and gone colon. Two whole years since you have graced me with your presence ulcerative colitis. Two years since you decided my life needed a little bit more excitement and shaking up. And guess what? You freaking did it. My life got MUCH more exciting and very shaken up. I tryContinue reading “Two Year Anniversary”

The Power of Human Connection

This post was pretty emotional for me to write, so please bare with me. From the time I was a little kid, I knew I wanted to change the world. How I would change the world was what would change over the years. At first I thought I needed to be a celebrity in orderContinue reading “The Power of Human Connection”

#LOVEISLOUDER

This entire month is Mental Health Awareness month. As I am sure many of you know, I am a huge advocate for mental health. I suffer from some mental health problems myself, I know people close to me who do, and I work with people who do. It’s really a big part of my lifeContinue reading “#LOVEISLOUDER”

Sorry not Sorry- Being Unapologetic

I’m sure anyone with a chronic illness has been there. Where you find yourself apologizing for everything and excusing yourself for things that are usually out of your control. I find especially with invisible illnesses, it’s a lot trickier to tread around this. By definition I have a disability. Do I look like it? No?Continue reading “Sorry not Sorry- Being Unapologetic”

Getting Caught in the “What if’s”

I saw my doctor yesterday for my usual monthly follow up. We are down to 7.5 mg of Prednisone and I finally got the okay to continue weaning off them. We seem to be teetering on this point where I am not quite sick but not quite better. So he kind of just threw hisContinue reading “Getting Caught in the “What if’s””

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 justContinue reading “Happy 1 Year to Me”