May 19th, 2016 is World IBD Day. While my feelings about this day haven’t really changed since last year, I do want to take the time to reflect on a few things that I’ve noticed about the IBD community.
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!
I am so honored to be joining a guest panel in a roundtable discussion being hosted by Laura Cox of Shield Healthcare!
I had an interesting encounter on the weekend that reminded me of the realities of living with an invisible illness or a hidden disability.
Sunday June 7th, 2015 was the 20th Annual GUTSY Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, and I had the pleasure of doing the walk again this year.
Not many people know what IBD is at the time of their diagnosis, and I had a lot of questions about Crohn’s Disease when I was first diagnosed, but there are some things that I wish I had known sooner.
Today (May 19th, 2015) marks another World IBD Day. I know that some people see today as a special day for advocacy and as a reason to celebrate, but the past few weeks leading up to today have been full of anxiety, discouragement and upset for me.
I watched a powerful video by Whitney from the YouTube channel “What a Vegan Eats”, and it struck a chord with me. You see, I’ve watched videos on her other channel “Eco-Vegan Gal” for years, but I’ve never known her story. That changed after watching her video about being judged, and although she feels judged for different reasons, I still relate to it in the context of having a chronic illness.