I had an opportunity to be on The IBD & Ostomy Support Show for a live stream on Sept 21, 2017.
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.
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.
Ok, I need to get something off my chest: Too many health advocates are having their content stolen and it needs to stop now!
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?
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.
Prednisone. I’ve got more than a few names for it, but it’s helped many people get out of an IBD flare. Unfortunately, it sometimes involves trading your soul to the devil, or at least trading one problem for another.
The prospect of surgery can be a highly stressful and scary thing, but it helps to be equipped with knowledge so you aren’t worrying too much about minor things.
When I learned that an ostomy was in my future, I spent most of my time learning about how it might impact my life, what limitations it might force on me and how others were coping with it. But there are still some things that I wish I knew before having my surgery.