It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (except for my bowels)

It’s freaking Christmas Eve people! If you don’t know, Christmas is my favourite time of year. IT’S LITERALLY THE BEST TIME. But this was my first time celebrating the holidays sick, and what a difference it makes. I am freaking tired. I used to be able to do it all. Work, wrap gifts till midnight,Continue reading “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (except for my bowels)”

I went to a support group & it was great

So this week was Crohns and Colitis Awareness Week! If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably have seen my posts about it! But I hope you have had the chance to share your stories or at least read and be inspired by other peoples stories! I know I have certainly been inspired. ButContinue reading “I went to a support group & it was great”

Prednisone & I are back together

So I had every intention of being more diligent this month about keeping you all up to date. The intention was there. The energy and motivation was lacking a bit.  Earlier this month we had managed to get down to 1.5 pills but I was having some concerning symptoms including frequent bowel movements, diarrhea, andContinue reading “Prednisone & I are back together”

Prednisone- the devil’s little pill

Prednisone, again for anyone who doesn’t know, is a corticosteroid that is an effective immunosuppressant often used to treat inflammatory disease, some autoimmune disease, and some types of cancers. I am currently on my second round of prednisone after my blow up in the summer. We are down to 10 mg or 2 pills, soonContinue reading “Prednisone- the devil’s little pill”

Happy 1 Year of Being Shitty Colon !

Can you believe it’s already been a year? Because I can’t. And let’s get specific here. It’s been a year today that I first noticed there was something off with my body, so technically the first day my body decided to show me that we were sick. I know most people are thinking “why wouldn’tContinue reading “Happy 1 Year of Being Shitty Colon !”

Hey Ma, I Made it

So this morning I received a lovely e-mail that a panelist had selected my wee little blog to be a part of the top 100 blogs about chronic illness! Who would have thought?! I am super touched and a little bit in disbelief as I follow so many beautiful and inspiring people, so to thinkContinue reading “Hey Ma, I Made it”

#mentalhealthawarenessday

Mental health has become something so popularly talked about in the last 10 years. It seems to be on the rise! Does that mean more people are getting sick or that we’re just talking about it more? Maybe a bit of both? I’m currently doing my masters in counselling psychology and have always had aContinue reading “#mentalhealthawarenessday”

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”