Posts Tagged: ostomy

It’s not about being perfect; it’s about being better

Enduring difficult times doesn’t automatically mean sublime days are ahead. After living through my surgical complications though, I thought they would be.

It’s not about being perfect; it’s about being better

Enduring difficult times doesn’t automatically mean sublime days are ahead. After living through my surgical complications though, I thought they would be.

Rasheed 3.0 (currently in beta)

At 30 years old, I can divide my life up to this point into three versions. Not every version of myself has been a successful upgrade over the last, and there’s much to do to improve the current one.

Rasheed 3.0 (currently in beta)

At 30 years old, I can divide my life up to this point into three versions. Not every version of myself has been a successful upgrade over the last, and there’s much to do to improve the current one.

CTV National News reports on IBD, stupidity ensues

It’s great when mainstream media outlets cover IBD stories and research findings. But when they do, they rouse a small group of wannabe experts at the ready to spread unsubstantiated misinformation.

CTV National News reports on IBD, stupidity ensues

It’s great when mainstream media outlets cover IBD stories and research findings. But when they do, they rouse a small group of wannabe experts at the ready to spread unsubstantiated misinformation.

J-pouch lessons learned, one year after surgery

I look back on my first year with a j-pouch as a relatively successful one, although there are still complaints and challenges and aspirations yet to be fulfilled. Here’s a look at what I’ve learned after a year of living with my altered innards.

J-pouch lessons learned, one year after surgery

I look back on my first year with a j-pouch as a relatively successful one, although there are still complaints and challenges and aspirations yet to be fulfilled. Here’s a look at what I’ve learned after a year of living with my altered innards.

One result of life with an IBD – less sympathy, more empathy

When a chronic illness makes life a daily challenge, it becomes hard to sympathize with people who complain about things that are no where near as serious as a chronic illness.

One result of life with an IBD – less sympathy, more empathy

When a chronic illness makes life a daily challenge, it becomes hard to sympathize with people who complain about things that are no where near as serious as a chronic illness.

A year of more living

I managed to keep a few of my resolutions for 2014. Others, not so much. But overall, this past year has been a marked improvement over the shit show that was 2013.

A year of more living

I managed to keep a few of my resolutions for 2014. Others, not so much. But overall, this past year has been a marked improvement over the shit show that was 2013.

Thanks, I guess

Just because today is named Thanksgiving, it doesn’t mean I, or anyone else, has to set aside all the things they’re unhappy about and make a list of all they’re grateful for.

Thanks, I guess

Just because today is named Thanksgiving, it doesn’t mean I, or anyone else, has to set aside all the things they’re unhappy about and make a list of all they’re grateful for.