IBD Hall of Fame Event – Toronto, 2014

IBD hall of fame 2014

I had the honor and great pleasure of being one of about a dozen Canadian IBD advocacy bloggers to be invited to attended the IBD Hall of Fame event held in Toronto on September 10, 2014. This was only my second time in a hotel since my ileostomy surgery last year, and it wasn’t without a few challenges, but things went very well and I’d like to share my experience about the event.

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World IBD Day 2014

IBD purple ribbon

It’s May 19, 2014 (A.K.A: World IBD Day), but I don’t feel that it’s a special day to me.  Since getting my ostomy back in August 2013, I’ve been an active member of the IBD and ostomy community, and I’ve finally had the energy to help answer questions, raise awareness or simply be there for someone else with IBD or an ostomy who’s looking to open up about their challenges.  But the thing is, EVERY DAY is an IBD Day for me.  How can it not be? Every joint pain, every worry about next flare, every peek to see how full my ostomy pouch is a constant reminder that IBD is still a passenger in my vehicle of life.

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