“My Disease is Worse than Yours!!!”


“My Disease is Worse than Yours!!!” Person Number One: I’m having a really hard time. The doctor put me on Prednisone again. This is my second time in two years! Person Number Two: Big deal! I’ve been on the stuff for two years straight with no sign of getting off of them anytime soon. Person Number Three: Well, you…

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Anonymously Brave: Poo is Taboo


Anonymously Brave: Poo is Taboo This week my story was featured on the Today Show’s website and Facebook page. The week before last, Susan James called me for an interview. At the time, I didn’t think much of it… I’ve been interviewed before, but most of those interviews were for smaller, lesser-known websites. Never anything so well-known as the…

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Self-Image and Pity Parties

This weekend I’ve been dealing with self-image and a “woe-is-me” attitude. I’ve also been freaking out about every little change in my stoma, output, the appliance and my incision. Firstly, I have NOT felt very pretty in over a year thanks to UC, the prednisone and now my surgery. UC, as many of you are fully aware, messes with…

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