If you have any questions you’d like to ask me about living with IBD, please email me or private message me on the Screaming Meemie Facebook page. I’ll anonymously post your question on the page and answer it the best I can!




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...

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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...

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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...

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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.




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