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May 12, 2017

As someone who suffers from crohn’s disease, stress is my number one trigger for setting me back into a flare up. Over the years, I’ve tried many different ways to help relief stress; working out, taking naps, watching movies, meditation, playing with my kids and spend...

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...

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...

February 28, 2017

Let's talk numbers today.

47. 77. 30. 107.

What does these mean?

It’s been 47 days since my surgery on January 12th. January 4 I went into the hospital weighing 77 pounds. I came out of the hospital on January 20th weighing 77 pounds. Today, February 28, I weigh 107 pound...

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 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 19, 2016

Friday afternoon I got the call of a life time. Sounds it’s exciting, right? For someone who’s been waiting about two months for this call, it absolutely is exciting.

My surgeon’s office called and they’ve finally, officially, selected a time and day for my big day.


My...

December 16, 2016

Wow! What a week it’s been!

Monday, I played soccer mom and took both kids to my son’s soccer practice. Tuesday, I spent all day studying for my final exam that night (I was taking a course at Humber College). Wednesday and Thursday, I spent the evening at home with the...

December 12, 2016

Tis the season for holiday parties!

Saturday night my husband and I got all dressed up and went to dinner for his office Christmas Party. This got me thinking about how I, a person battling an active crohn’s flare up, handles attending events. Normally, I would be excit...

December 9, 2016

I’m still a bit in awe that I finally made the decision to start writing this blog. Many people in my life didn’t know that I enjoyed writing. I am definitely not an avid reader – though, I am beginning to find a love for reading again – so how could I possibly be a “w...

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