Over the last few months, I’ve noticed a decline in my mental health. I get angry more quickly, I cry at inappropriate times several times a day, and I increasingly have periods where I feel so profoundly sad that it’s hard to breathe. These symptoms are not new to...read more
I’ve been away from the blog for a long time. Months, to be exact. Do I have a good excuse? Not really. But I have a simple one: I needed a break. Over the last year or so, my life has gotten busier. A lot busier. I spun more and more plates, and eventually, I got...read more
I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s been there. The relief when I rush into a public bathroom, and it’s empty. When it’s not, the frantic can I hold it? I can hold it. I can’t hold it. The timing myself in unison to flushes, or coughing, or launching the hand-dryer...read more
AW Cross was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2009, and since then has run the gamut of IBD from ileostomy to j-pouch before being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2016. Intended to be humorous-but-pragmatic guides, her “Quick and Dirty Tips for Surviving” series was written as a response to her personal experience with her condition and what she felt was a lack of positive and practical day-to-day advice for patients.