AFK – But I’m OK!

AFK – But I’m OK!

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...
Attention IBD Sufferers: It’s Not All About You

Attention IBD Sufferers: It’s Not All About You

Let me start off by saying that this post is not a guilt trip. Nor is it the speech of a martyr or a “good” sick person. It‘s awful having a chronic illness. It sucks. So we built ourselves a good community. We support each other. But what about them? By them, I mean...
8 Ways Crohn’s Makes Me a Better Mother

8 Ways Crohn’s Makes Me a Better Mother

Like many parents, I sometimes worry if I’m any good at this raising-a-child thing. Is he watching too much TV? Should he be eating that much jam? If I take him to the grocery store in his pajamas, have I failed? Having a chronic illness compounds these feelings and...
7 Ways My Life Is Better with IBD

7 Ways My Life Is Better with IBD

When you have a chronic illness, it’s easy to focus only on the negative impact it has on your life. Pain, sickness, endless rounds of treatment, overwhelming fatigue, the loss of life as you knew it and the disruption of all your plans for the future. See? Easy. It’s...
Doing Nothing Is Still Doing Something

Doing Nothing Is Still Doing Something

I recently wrote a blog post about my pending adventure into the wilds (Camping with Crohn’s – What Could Go Wrong?). I was understandably nervous: it was the first time I had gone anywhere remotely uncivilized since being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I was worried...