Volunteering for a cause that’s close to you means putting in hours of work for months on end for zero money. But there is a payoff.
A small token of appreciation for Gord Downie, The Tragically Hip, and all the musicians who provide the soundtracks to our lives.
When you live with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, you reach breaking points. But you keep going. Today, on World IBD Day, it’s important to recognize all that so many have had to endure.
If you’ve ever wondered what life with a pelvic pouch is like, I think you’ll find some answers in here. Also, I’ve made it to two years with my J-pouch! Yay!
For years, I believed that I was special. That I was working towards something substantial, and that I would be recognized for it. But what I had in my head never really matched what played out in real life.
At 30, I figured I might be able to live another decade or so before facing a mid-life crisis. But it’s here now.
I’ve made some discernible progress since ulcerative colitis claimed my colon, but just because I have a normal-ish life again, doesn’t mean IBD isn’t still a rampaging beast.