I had an opportunity to be on The IBD & Ostomy Support Show for a live stream on Sept 21, 2017.
August 21, 2017 – It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since I had my ostomy surgery!
May 19th, 2017 – It’s World IBD Day again, and I’ve taken a lot of time to reflect on what it means to me.
When people find out that I have an ostomy, a common question they as is “Why not get a J-Pouch?”.
Transitioning to a plant-based diet, especially when you have IBD, will require some planning.
It’s hard to believe, but three years ago today (on August 21, 2013) I had my ostomy surgery done.
Sunday, June 5th, 2016. Another Gutsy Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis has passed. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to go again this year!
The Gutsy Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is one of the main funding sources allocated to IBD research by the organization. Last year, over $3,000,000 was raised, and we hope to do even better this year!
Ahhh, colon prep! When I had a colon, this use to be something I did not enjoy doing (does anyone??), but it was a necessary part of making sure that I was properly cleaned out before my GI could scope me.
For the longest time, I remember fiber being the sworn enemy of someone who has Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis. In fact, the suggestion to go on a low-fiber diet when you have IBD is often one of the first ones you’ll hear – but is that the best thing to do?