October 24th isn’t a day I tend to celebrate as it marks the day I received my diagnosis for Crohn’s Disease back in 2008.
A huge number of patients who have a chronic illness will turn to the internet to get their information. Unfortunately, most of the information they come across won’t be true.
On March 15th, 2017 I spoke to the members of Ostomy Toronto as a guest speaker.
Here in Canada, ostomates often have to pay for ostomy supplies out-of-pocket.
Ask a kid one place they’d want to visit, and Disney will be at the top of their list. Adults are no different, and a visit to a Disney park is often somewhere on our bucket list.
Transitioning to a plant-based diet, especially when you have IBD, will require some planning.
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?
Sometimes, the most frustrating feeling that someone gets when faced with a chronic illness is the feeling of helplessness. Oftentimes that frustration is directed towards researchers and doctors who are doing their best to help us but don’t seem to be focusing on the areas that affect us the most.
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.