The upcoming half-marathon I’m signed up for is a race, and an act of revenge on ulcerative colitis, ten years in the making.
My third year with a J-pouch was marked by flux, but through all the changes, my pouch provided stability, and in doing so, let me adapt to new situations, new challenges, and new opportunities.
If you find a way to cut through the worst of the internet, you just might find the best of people.
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.
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.