DVT and Chronic Illness

Enlarged view of blood cells What do you mean I have a DVT!? My experience with DVT began on Labor Day Weekend, 2019. I had taken the weekend off of work at my family’s request. I had just gotten back to work after 3 weeks off due to an unexpected hospital stay,...

Easy 1-2-3 DIY Moisturizing, Makeup Remover Face Wipes

So, you’ve got a chronic illness. Or maybe not. Maybe your life is just hectic for its own reasons. Either way, juggling work, life, and whatever else you’ve got going on is pretty time-consuming enough, without having to worry about a skincare routine. These...
Crohn’s Disease: 20 Years a Slave

Crohn’s Disease: 20 Years a Slave

This is the story of a girl named Lucky… No, I’m kidding. That would be pretty cool though. I guess I can make it work though because I have been lucky enough to get to know this next individual I will be introducing. Ladies, Gentlemen, all Pronouns, met...

Life with UC

Lyndsey’s story Lyndsey With her Ostomy GUEST POST :UC Meet Lyndsey! She is n Ulcerative Colitis warrior and is bravely sharing her story with us. From UC, to Jpouch, to ileostomy, she covers it all and with a smile on her face. Thank you for sharing Lyndsey!...

17 MUST-HAVES in your hospital ‘ready bag’

Foldable Hospital Ready Bag Ever notice how on sitcoms, or romcoms, whenever a woman goes into labor everyone is always freaking out, like all of a sudden they forgot how to human? The couple is usually halfway out the door when the woman starts screaming “the bag,...

There Will Always be Another Train

I have completely exhausted myself by always being stressed out about being late. I wouldn’t even be late and I would still freak out. I’d set an alarm every 15 mins before I had to be up and every 15 mins until I’d have to leave. I’d freak out if slow people were in...

Hope is NOT a strategy: Step 2

I’m not saying that if you simply believe you will get better that it will happen. This isn’t friggin “Field of Dreams” and you’re no Kevin Costner (unless by some chance you are Kevin Costner, then I would just like to say you are supa fine and I’m a big fan ?). My...

Hope is NOT a Strategy

The more I practice going through life as an observer, the more I have been able to absorb and take in information about people, situations, most importantly, myself. I am or have been, the most pessimistic person ever to live (dramatic too). It’s actually...

Knowing when to just do nothing

If you are anything like me, failure isn’t an option. I hate being incapable of doing something and I hate letting people down. I will relentlessly push myself even if that means doing more damage, which now, it usually does. I wasn’t allowed to cry. I wasn’t allowed...

EVERYONE’s SITUATION IS DIFFERENT

You’re on the playground, young, innocent, full of life and sugar-fueled energy. You trip over your shoelaces, new to the whole “one foot in front of the other” walking thing. You go down, and you go down hard. You’ve ripped your favorite bumblebee tights and scraped...

Breaking Down IBD

IBD, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Oh My!? Hands up if you looked at your physician like you were in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” when they first mentioned this disease to you ?? Okay, so the copious amounts of morphine probably helped a bit, but I still had...