“My Disease is Worse than Yours!!!”

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“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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Chronic Illness – The True Test of Love

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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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UC Can Take My Colon, But I Won’t Quit – Heather’s Story

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INTRODUCTION: This week, I’d like to introduce you to Colitis Mama, Heather Bernard. I absolutely love reading diagnosis stories. They help me to feel less alone and make me realize just how strong people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease are. Through it all, Heather managed to get married and have a beautiful son. The judges have awarded her as the 1st Place Winner in the…

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A Small Price to Pay – Erika’s Story

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INTRODUCTION: This week, I’d like to introduce you to photographer Erika Montoya. I was so touched to read Erika’s story. Her first colonoscopy was at just 15 years old!!! Like too many others, she has been through many trials as she was placed on this journey with ulcerative colitis. The judges have claimed her as the 2nd Place Winner in the #IBDninja Prize Pack…

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