It’s pretty much tradition that I highlight some of the standout moments of the year, so without further adieu, here’s what 2017 looked like!
2016 – What a crazy year for the world!
Between exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s and surprise US election results, I’m sure this will be a year for the history books.
Another year is has passed, and what a year it’s been!
It still amazes me that so much can get done in so little time, and 2015 was no exception! Much of the hard work that went into VeganOstomy in 2014 has started to pay off, and this year has a lot to show for the efforts.
As the end of 2014 arrives, I look back at the year in amazement of all the wonderfully positive IBD and Ostomy awareness efforts I’ve been able to both witness and take part in; while I’m not back to perfect health yet, I’ve been so grateful to have had relief from years worth of illness.
As 2013 is coming to a close, I’m reminded of what a year it’s been for me. I don’t always have the chance to reflect on my life, since Crohn’s has made it nearly impossible to live outside of the pain for the day, but 2013 has offered both extreme lows and highs where my health is concerned.
At this time last year, I was spending time at my parents house because my illness became too much for my wife and kids to handle on their own. The non-stop pain and physical deterioration of a loved-one wasn’t something that anyone should have to experience, and they’d been through enough. Fortunately for me, my parents live down the street from a medical plaza, which had a gastroenterologist, family doctor and, as luck would have it, a digestive disorder clinic. This combination started a chain-reaction that would lead me to where I am today.