Dear IBD Friend, YES! You Are Still Lovable.

LoveChronicIllness

 Dear IBD Friend, I wanted to write this letter today to remind you that yes! You are still lovable. I’ve read your stories on message boards and support groups far too many times. Your story is one where you thought you’d found the love of your life… only to have that person leave you after your diagnosis. It’s a…

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Chronic Illness – The True Test of Love

chronicillness

Chronic Illness – The True Test of Love My love life can be summed up in one phrase by the philosopher Seneca: “Fire tests gold, suffering tests brave men.” I didn’t do a lot of dating when I was younger. My first date was in college at 19-years-old. Most boys annoyed me. My first kiss was at 21-years-old. I…

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Loving a Prednisone Psycho

So, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. There are definitely divided opinions on the holiday. Some despise it because they are forced to watch all the star-crossed lovers get all lovey-dovey. I know because I was one of those people at one point in time. Then there are those who, for whatever reason, like to vandalize it for everybody else by talking…

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For better, for worse. In sickness and in–uh, never mind.

InSickness001

“FEBRUARY 13, 2011  Inquiring minds want to know…  Alright, everyone. I realize not all of you know my current situation. And I’m sorry. I’ve been a little under the weather and busy trying to get better. Here’s what’s going on…  About a month and a half ago, I started having some digestive issues that got worse. I went to…

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