Once in a while, the media or a government agency will say something that deeply offends ostomates.
This post has been on my mind for a while, but as I’ve just sold a phone that’s been with me through some of the most difficult times in my life, I’m reminded about just how fortunate we are to have access to these portable devices when we are sick.
It takes a team of medical professionals to help a single person, but patients are most often in contact with a nurse more than any one else on that team. From May 6th to the 12th, we celebrate Nurses Week, and I’d like the nurses who’ve played a role in my care to know how important they are to me.
Did you know that a mothers kiss can give a child IBD?
I enjoy visiting support forums and local support groups, but for many years I tended to avoided them.
As I listened to a podcast from my friend Stephen Dempster on the blog Behind the Times, he raised a good point that immediately got my tired brain working. He stated the following:
The question we should really be asking is not so much “Do you think we will ever find a cure for Crohn’s Disease?”, but rather, “Do you think we will ever find a cause?”
How do you cope when you’re stuck with a chronic illness or life-changing surgery? For me, it’s got to be humor; not just chuckling at random jokes, but deliberately making it a point to crack jokes or create memes about IBD or my ostomy. Why?