So, You’re Better Now, Right?!

CureIBD

Is Surgery the Cure We’ve been Looking for? This month marks two years since I had my colon removed. There is a vast misconception floating around out there that surgery is a cure for ulcerative colitis. This does not sit well with me and I’ll tell you why. When Dave and I are out in public, and people are curious to know…

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The False Sense of Security in Diagnosis

This past week on the 16th, I hit a milestone. I have officially been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis for five years now. It’s hard to believe that much time has gone by since then. A lot has changed in my life. I have changed. I went through my Facebook posts of life post-diagnosis. I was very naive. Being told that…

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REFLECTING ON AWARENESS WEEK: My Heart is Full

  So we have concluded IBD Awareness Week 2015. First “business” – Danielle Blocker won the #IBDninja Prize Pack. CONGRATULATIONS DANIELLE! I’m hoping to send that out today or tomorrow, but will definitely let you know. Next… There are hardly words to describe how I’m feeling at the moment. All I can really say with any certainty is that…

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Weight Shaming

Scenario #1: “You need to hold off on the French Fries. You’ve got more rolls than a bakery!” Scenario #2: “Gah! You’re so skinny! What are you, anorexic or something? Eat a burger!” The above statements are just two examples of a little something I like to call weight shaming. It does not matter what size you are, weight…

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