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January 31, 2018

Managing Crohn’s disease can mean dealing with anxiety, stress, and even depression. In honour of Bell Let's Talk Day, here are some ways to better control the emotional roller coaster of Crohn’s.

Managing the symptoms of Crohn’s disease can take an emotional toll on yo...

January 12, 2018

“So tomorrow is the big day. The day I finally have my surgery. I don't know how well I'm going to sleep tonight. I'm not scared but I'm anxious and excited because I've been waiting so long for this moment. I guess I'm at the point of thinking let's just do it so we c...

April 17, 2017

Happy Easter! I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend. My kids had such a great weekend. We celebrated their Great- Grandma’s 90th birthday amongst many other Easter festivities. The weather was beautiful, as was the company. But can we just be real for a moment. I...

April 4, 2017

How do you measure success?

Is it getting a raise at work? Reaching your goal weight? Getting married? Finishing a book? Or perhaps, success is just getting out of bed in the morning.

Success is defined as;

  1. the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.

  2. the attainment...

March 15, 2017

I apologize for my lack of posts. Life has been so busy lately. March in general is a busy time for my family and I. We celebrate several birthdays this month, including my husband and two children. We are in the middle of March break here and as my son takes a moment...

January 30, 2017

*Please note this article contains photos of my incision*

On January 12th, I underwent a Laparoscopic, Open Ileo Colic Resection. Not only was my small bowel resectioned but so was my sigmoid colon. About 40-50cm were removed leaving three areas to be reconnected.

D...

January 25, 2017

Today is Bell Let’s Talk day – a day dedicated to bringing awareness to Mental Illness.

I suffer from a mental illness – depression. I’ve talked about this before in a previous post, but I really wanted to share more about it in honour of today’s event.

I can’t pinpoint...

January 6, 2017

Crohn’s disease. What does that even mean? Sure, I could provide a medical definition for you, but, would that be enough? Would you understand what it means then? Would you truly understand what I go through?

I’ve been struggling to find a way to really be open about my...

December 31, 2016

Tonight is New Year's Eve. The night we say goodbye to one year and hello to

another. Is it just me, or are the days, weeks and months going by way too fast?

I hear and see a lot of people discussing that 2016 was the worst year ever. Yes, a lot of negative things happe...

December 29, 2016

Two weeks from now I will be laying on the operating table under going the procedure I’ve been waiting for since October. In a week from now, I will be sitting in a hospital bed writing about the procedure being a week away.

I am starting to feel over whelmed. It was an...

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