Ileoscopy

As an IBD person I go in for check ups with my gastroenterologist every 6 months. Part of that includes a periodic inside peek at my digestive tract to make sure everything is going well.…

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You Don’t Get A Vote.

So I had an experience this morning that served as a great reminder. It was 7:45 AM. I just got done dropping kids off at school with all that goes into that. Got myself to…

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Ringing in the Summer

So I’ve been a bit a lot distant. And you haven’t heard very much from me. Truth is it’s been crickets over here all summer while I’ve been quite busy managing unexpected health Blarg! It’s no…

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IBD Social Circle Whirlwind

Wow has life been a bit of a whirlwind. It was only a couple weeks ago that I attended the IBD Social Circle Summit. It was an amazing, uplifting and inspiring experience. I got to…

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World IBD Day 2015

A while back I wrote a guest blog called 23andMe – Be a Part of the IBD Genetics Study for The Great Bowel Movement sharing my experiences with the 23andMe DNA test kit.  23andMe is doing…

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Glad To Be Back

Hello my lovelies! I’m glad to be back so I can share all the good nuggets with you. I spent most of the first day back napping, recovering and just starting to get caught up…

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The After Burn

*Disclaimer:  Adult content and language.* I think perhaps sometimes I share too much of the good.  Always push forward.  Always look for the light and fight your way there.  Fake it until you make it…

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Digestive Disease Week 2015

So I’ve got exciting news.  Thanks to Sara of Inflamed and Untamed for suggesting me, I am attending the IBD Social Circle Summit as part of Digestive Disease Week! It’s like being handed a golden…

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Ultra Cheddar Vegan Nut Cheese

Sometimes I want a mild, delicate cheese with a creamy texture that politely compliments its surroundings. However, other times I want a bold, robust cheese that stands on its own and happily becomes the life…

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Remember Who You Are

Please remember who you are: You are lovely just the way you are. You have earned the right to be okay in your own skin. You have earned the right not to hide. So Don’t.…

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Tobacco Free Florida

I saw this and thought, ‘Wow! That’s a great big bucket of nonsense right there.’  I actually had to look at it twice to make sure I was reading it correctly.  I get what’s happening.  Tobacco…

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It’s Okay To Say NO

For a minute there my world ramped up to be busier, and more stressful as the gift of time and energy competed with available hours in a day.  The things I needed and wanted to do…

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Laughter After Surgery

On this Monday I am taking it pretty easy. Resting and recovery are the only items on my schedule. With that in mind I wanted to talk about laughter after surgery. Laughter on its own is fantastic.…

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Gallbladder Surgery

The last couple of days I’ve been busy with surgery pre prep. This includes doing things like packing my hospital bag (Packing Video) Prepping a week of outfits for my children. Thinking ahead about little lunches…

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Ostomy Pants!

How I got all crafty and refashioned the waistband of my pants to fit better without rubbing or cutting into my stoma. Yay! I can wear my jeans.  Check out this really cool way to…

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Ostomy Tag Q & A

I was tagged by Megan of Front Butt You Tuber to participate in the Ostomy Tag Q & A. Basically answer 10 questions about being an Ostomate and tag three more Ostomate friends. So, thank…

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