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Diagnosis: Clinically Insensitive

Diagnosis: Clinically Insensitive

  My General Practitioner’s nurse called a few months back, and left a message saying that if I didn’t make an appointment with my GP that the doctor would drop me as a patient. She cited that since I had just gotten out of the hospital, I had to be seen for a follow up. She is … Continue reading

Unsolicited Kindness

Unsolicited Kindness

We all know that it is going to take more than just the people in the IBD community to bring about awareness for this disease and to raise money for continued research for the cure of IBD. We need those who are not personally affected by this disease to also join in this fight. Presumably, those people are typically … Continue reading

Drowning in the Riptide of Depression

Drowning in the Riptide of Depression

JournalingIBD wrote a status update on Facebook the other day. She was expressing her raw emotions about how she has been feeling recently. After receiving such positive feedback, Marisa wrote another post where she explained that she often struggles with whether or not she should share such posts on social media and/or her blog, when what she has to … Continue reading

Invisible Scars, Part 2 #HAWMC Day 13

Invisible Scars, Part 2 #HAWMC Day 13

Day 13 prompt: Perfect Comeback: Tell us about a time when you felt marginalized or stigmatized by someone because of your health condition. Maybe at the time you didn’t speak up, or maybe you did – what did you say or what would you have said to take back control and let them know they were out of line? READ … Continue reading

Invisible Scars, Part 1 #HAWMC Day 13

Invisible Scars, Part 1 #HAWMC Day 13

Day 13 prompt: Perfect Comeback: Tell us about a time when you felt marginalized or stigmatized by someone because of your health condition. Maybe at the time you didn’t speak up, or maybe you did – what did you say or what would you have said to take back control and let them know they were out … Continue reading

Hope Chest #HAWMC Day 8

Hope Chest #HAWMC Day 8

Day Eight’s Prompt: Things Remembered: What is an item you have kept with you that reminds you of an important time in your life? Whether it was a good day, a stressful time, or a happy moment… why does this item remind you of that period of your life? I think that most of us tend to keep … Continue reading

A Year of Ice #HAWMC Day 7

A Year of Ice #HAWMC Day 7

Day 7th’s Prompt: World Health Day – so let’s talk about daily nutrition and diet. After your diagnosis, did you alter your diet or health routine? If so, how? How do you maintain a healthy regiment? #HAWMC When you have IBD, diet and nutrition are topics that lead to a lot of frustration. We know that … Continue reading

A Daughter for Life #HAWMC Day 5

A Daughter for Life #HAWMC Day 5

April 5th’s #HAWMC Prompt: Breaking News The top story of today is…YOU. Share with your readers your proudest accomplishments in the last 5 years. Don’t be shy, tell us everything!  Side note: I am so behind, I might not do every prompt given. This is the first time I’ve attempted this, and with everything I have … Continue reading