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.
Traveling with a J-Pouch can be nerve-racking and a tad more difficult than it is for healthy-coloned folks, but from my personal experience, J-Pouch travel is infinitely easier and more pleasurable than traveling with active ulcerative colitis. I would compare traveling with UC to getting a colonoscopy with absolutely no pain medication or anesthetics while traveling [...]
Tags: advocacy, confidence, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, j-poucher, Jpouch, Justin Berkman, sickness, surgery, toilet paper, travel, traveling
Today is World Ostomy Day, and it has brought up some interesting emotions and realizations for me. I want to share some things with you. Intimate thoughts, and unflattering pictures. That picture is me before my first surgery. Very sick. Very overweight from steroids. Very scared. Very VERY horrified I’d have to have an ostomy. VERY embarrassed [...]
Tags: advocacy, Camp Oasis, colitis, confidence, disease, doctors, exercise, friends, happiness, hope, IBD, ileostomy, j-pouch, MS, multiple sclerosis, Oasis, ostomies, ostomy, poop, proud, sickness, suicide, surgery, tears, UC, Ulcerative colitis., working out
This? Or this? Ok how about this? Wouldn’t it be great if when someone said, “I’m going for a scope tomorrow”, it meant they were getting a sweet telescope. That they were going to spend their day anticipating the next starry night, instead of drinking clear liquids and shoving enemas up their butthole? I’ve [...]
Tags: awareness, colitis, colonoscopy, doctors, j-pouch, pouchoscopy, scope, sickness, support, surgery, UC, Ulcerative colitis.
Well its official. I bit the bullet. Holy crap. I joined Team Challenge I’m only mildly freaking out. Mostly I’m super pumped. During the info meeting there was a video that was shown and I got all emotional because that’s what I do. But I am so excited to do this. I am terrified of [...]
Tags: CCFA, Jpouch, obstacles, running, surgery, Team challenge