Happy 3rd Birthday, Colitis Ninja!!!

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Happy Birthday, Colitis Ninja!   Hey guys!!! I can’t believe that on March 18th, it will be THREE YEARS since I began blogging. So many things have happened since the Inception of the Ninja… I’m overwhelmed at the support and how much she has “grown” since then. It’s been an incredible experience and I honestly can’t imagine doing anything else. In…

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IBD vs “Stomach Flu”


The Difference Between IBD & Stomach Flu Patients living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) have a strong message they’d like to share with the rest of the world: IBD is not the “stomach flu.” Not even close. Gastroenteritis, as the stomach flu is officially known, is most commonly caused by a virus. I will be using the terms interchangeably….

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Holiday Blues and IBD


Holiday Blues and IBD by Beckey Gooden The holidays are a time of reflection, joy and for some people, solitude.  When you are dealing with chronic illnesses like UC or Crohn’s, the blues can be overwhelming. Many of us have lost our dignity, our professional lives, and many friendships. It’s hard to find our old selves and be part of…

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