Posts Tagged: Toronto

The Gutsy Walk

When I signed up to participate in this year’s Gutsy Walk, a 5K fundraising walk benefitting Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, I did so for two reasons. One, I wanted to do something active to remind myself that even after the

The Gutsy Walk

When I signed up to participate in this year’s Gutsy Walk, a 5K fundraising walk benefitting Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, I did so for two reasons. One, I wanted to do something active to remind myself that even after the

Shorter distance, more clothing

In August 2009, nine months after I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, I took part in The Underwear Affair, a 10-kilomtre fundraising run in support of North York General Hospital’s efforts to treat cancers below the waist. As the name

Shorter distance, more clothing

In August 2009, nine months after I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, I took part in The Underwear Affair, a 10-kilomtre fundraising run in support of North York General Hospital’s efforts to treat cancers below the waist. As the name

The welcome distraction of sports

In all the years I’ve been sick, and in all the months I’ve been struggling since my first surgery last May, I’ve used sports as a lifeline. When I was younger, I would watch sports and pretend I was part

The welcome distraction of sports

In all the years I’ve been sick, and in all the months I’ve been struggling since my first surgery last May, I’ve used sports as a lifeline. When I was younger, I would watch sports and pretend I was part

Photographs: Toronto in Ice

Yeah we lost power for a while, but it sure was purdy. These shots were taken around my neighbourhood in Etobicoke on December 26, 2013, with my trusty Samsung Galaxy S III.

Photographs: Toronto in Ice

Yeah we lost power for a while, but it sure was purdy. These shots were taken around my neighbourhood in Etobicoke on December 26, 2013, with my trusty Samsung Galaxy S III.

Joy to the world, my ostomy appliance is leaking

‘Twas the night before Christmas and inside the Square One shopping mall, Rasheed empties his ostomy bag into the toilet of a men’s room stall. He wraps his Stealth Belt back around his midriff with care, In hopes it will

Joy to the world, my ostomy appliance is leaking

‘Twas the night before Christmas and inside the Square One shopping mall, Rasheed empties his ostomy bag into the toilet of a men’s room stall. He wraps his Stealth Belt back around his midriff with care, In hopes it will

Good-ish news

Yesterday morning, I sat in the passenger seat as my dad drove me to Mount Sinai Hospital for my pouchogram and subsequent appointment with my surgeon. On the Gardiner Expressway, I watched people in Mercedes coupes and Land Rover SUVs

Good-ish news

Yesterday morning, I sat in the passenger seat as my dad drove me to Mount Sinai Hospital for my pouchogram and subsequent appointment with my surgeon. On the Gardiner Expressway, I watched people in Mercedes coupes and Land Rover SUVs

It’s IBD awareness month in Canada, but it shouldn’t be

I have a feeling that unless you’re a Canadian living with an inflammatory bowel disease, you had no idea that November is IBD Awareness month in Canada. It’s not your fault. It’s poorly publicized campaign. Let me clarify one thing

It’s IBD awareness month in Canada, but it shouldn’t be

I have a feeling that unless you’re a Canadian living with an inflammatory bowel disease, you had no idea that November is IBD Awareness month in Canada. It’s not your fault. It’s poorly publicized campaign. Let me clarify one thing