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”

#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”

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”

The Downsides & Upsides

This will be an update post on my progress so far. It’s officially been a week since my loading dose of Humira and we are now officially down to 20 mg of Prednisone (I’m halfway there). I start going down 0.5 mg each week for Prednisone and then this coming Saturday I take 80 mgContinue reading “The Downsides & Upsides”

When Shit Gets Tough (Literally & Figuratively)

I’ve been M.I.A. for a bit and I was working on a different post, but honestly this last week has been tough. I’m rejecting Mezevant. I’ve been fighting head aches on and off since I started, but headaches aren’t unusual for me. My redflags were more that I felt like I was getting worse notContinue reading “When Shit Gets Tough (Literally & Figuratively)”

Starting Over

This mostly is going to be more mushy and feely because this time I want to focus on mentally what I’m going through. People keep saying “you’re so strong and so positive. Keep it up.” and I always kind of stare in bewilderment. Me? Strong? Maybe positive, but I don’t know about strong. I cryContinue reading “Starting Over”