Hello Humira

Well it’s official, I have been given the go ahead to start Biologics and the winner was Humira. I finally got to see my specialist and I think it came at a perfect time. Tomorrow I am starting 5 pills a day and it’s really starting to kick my butt. My ear infections have been goingContinue reading “Hello Humira”

The Best Way to Practice Self-Care

For anyone who knows me personally, you would know I lead a pretty stressful life. My job involves running Early Childhood Development programs where I work with families from all different backgrounds to provide intervention & prevention services, I teach an anger management program , I volunteer at the Sexual Assault Center, I provide earlyContinue reading “The Best Way to Practice Self-Care”

When Anxiety Takes Over

Prednisone kicks some serious butt! I’m beginning to wonder if the evils outweigh the good at this point. Well, that’s not entirely true. I KNOW right now they do. I’m doing a lot better, but these new symptoms are really consuming me. Joint pains– never had it before and can definitely say I am notContinue reading “When Anxiety Takes Over”

What is Prednisone?

Prednisone is one of those steroids that’s fairly well known within the community, for good and bad things. I myself had heard more bad things than good things, so hearing that I would be going on it worked up some serious anxiety within me. The word steroids in general is such a scary word. So whatContinue reading “What is Prednisone?”

Week 1 of Prednisone

Well it’s official, I have survived my first week and a bit of Prednisone. Victory dance! Now I know some of you are like “It’s only been a week, simmer down.” But I will have you know, that this is the first treatment plan that my body hasn’t rejected within that week span. I hadContinue reading “Week 1 of Prednisone”

Things I Wish People Knew About Ulcerative Colitis

Now that I’ve been very open about my diagnosis, I often get bombarded with questions, usually from people who genuinely care and just want a better understanding. Of course, I’m always open to answering questions and have gotten used to answering the question “how are you doing”, because honestly it is what it is! ButContinue reading “Things I Wish People Knew About Ulcerative Colitis”