I recently asked those who are dating someone with IBD/Ostomy/Jpouch (who started dating after their partner was diagnosed or had surgery) to write a guest post for me about why they didn’t run screaming when they found out about their IBD/Ostomy/Jpouch. I wanted the stories from the other side. Here is one that I got, […]
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I’ve been following Jackie’s blog for awhile now and after her recent post about dating with jpouch and the negative comments she received after it went live, I felt the need to step in and give my perspective on dating as a permanent ostomate. From what I’ve seen and heard, many ostomates, male and female, are concerned about how […]
Tags: advocacy, colitis, confidence, crohns, dates, dating, disease, happiness, happy, hope, IBD, ileostomy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Jackie, ostomies, ostomy, poop, powerful women., proud, relationships, romantic
Also…I live in Michigan, where the job market is coming back but still isn’t particularly strong. Before I graduated you could often find me talking to my co-workers at school having mini mental breakdowns about how I’d pay bills and how I’d never find a job. A week before I graduated I was approached by […]
I wanted to talk to you guys about employment and how to tackle the medical history exposure part of it. I am only going to speak of my experience, as that is what I know best. More than likely, I’ll be breaking this post into two parts because if I don’t, I know you guys […]
As usual, I’m about 3 weeks late to this party. I tend to avoid controversy while its happening, and then right when you think its over and everyone has forgotten…BAM. Here I am all, “I have an opinion and I’m sure its going to piss you off”. You all know what I’m talking about, right? […]
Tags: advocacy, awareness, CCFA, colitis, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, crohns, Escape the Stall, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, j-poucher, Jpouch, ostomies, proud, support, surgery, Ulcerative colitis.