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”

Guest Post: Migraine vs Headache – What’s the Difference?

This is a guest post written by John Martinez with Axon Optics. If someone were to ask you to define a migraine, what would you say? “The worst pain ever, thank you very much. The worst.” “The reason I called out of work last week.” “UGH.” Or maybe you might let out a bunch ofContinue reading “Guest Post: Migraine vs Headache – What’s the Difference?”

Clinical Trial Series: Week 2 Check in

Week 2 was upon us friends and it seems to be good news. Based on my current symptoms we are PRETTY sure I am on the drug and not placebo. I have definitely noticed a slow but noticeable change in my frequency of going. This is supposed to be one of the first few thingsContinue reading “Clinical Trial Series: Week 2 Check in”

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”

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”

Happy Holidays

Hello dear friends, I hope everyone’s holiday season has been well so far. If you are like me, then you are probably thinking the same thing “Thank god we survived”. Holidays are so magical and I love Christmas with every fibre in my being, but it is freaking exhausting. Boxing day was spent in aContinue reading “Happy Holidays”

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”