Welcome to Screaming Meemie, the IBD baby of author A.W. Cross. Launched in 2016, Screaming Meemie is intended to be a light-hearted site for j-pouchers, ostomates, and those suffering active inflammatory bowel disease. Dedicated to those who laugh in the face of pain, diarrhea, and phantom rectum, Screaming Meemie curates not only my thoughts regarding my illness but also bite-sized IBD-related recipes, quotes, memes, fashion, blogs, crafts, pimping your bathroom, and treating yo’self.
I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2009 and lost my colon to the disease in 2011. In late 2012, after an interesting interlude with my stoma “Lips,” I had a j-pouch constructed, and I lived happily ever after until mid-2016 when I was diagnosed with de novo Crohn’s Disease. Throughout my illness, I have often been disheartened by the bleak portrayal of our condition by both the medical community and by ourselves. So I decided to create a website focusing on the lighter side of IBD, where we can inspire each other while having a laugh.
Logo art by Zhao Blue <3