Is It Time To Change Your Physician? Have You Done Your Part?

Is It Time To Change Your Physician? Have You Done Your Part?

Hello friends and welcome back! I know I have been doing a lot of chronic illness posts lately but I promise there are some good Lifestyle posts to come. Be patient with me! This is part 1 of a 2 part series I’m in a lot of groups for people with UC, IBD or a chronic illness in general and I’ve seemed to notice a trend lately: People are unhappy with their physicians! In a previous post I wrote (of course I can’t remember/find which), I explained that you are not tied to your physician. You can change doctors. I’ll…

5 Reasons Why You Never Get Over Miscarriage

5 Reasons Why You Never Get Over Miscarriage

This time last year I found out I was pregnant. My expected due date recently passed as well. I didn’t know how I would handle it but in hindsight, I think I did okay. Probably because I avoided the topic completely. No friends or family really remembered and I actually preferred it that way.  Every year Lamar leaves for two weeks for his military work. As he prepared himself for the trip this year, I noticed he looked troubled. He was sitting at the edge of the bed and mid conversation he just paused and looked away.  After a few…

10 Ways My Chronic Illness Has Made Me A Better Person

10 Ways My Chronic Illness Has Made Me A Better Person

I am so grateful for my IBD.  It sounds so odd to say right? Why would someone be grateful for their chronic illness? Here’s 10 ways my condition has made me a better person:  Self-Love – I’ve always loved myself to a degree. I thought I knew everything about myself. My body. I mean I’m 24 years old, what else could I possibly have to learn right? (Joke). Being diagnosed with IBD and later getting my ostomy helped me to learn to love myself, every part of me, because I learned who I truly was, how far I could push…

Gut Health Storylines

Gut Health Storylines

Hello friends! Welcome back! Today I wanted to speak with you again about the Gut Health Storylines app. My last review of the app I explained how it can benefit patients to use this app as it pertains to self care.  This is a sponsored post that may contain affiliate links. I received compensation in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. Today’s post is a little different… Today I would like to give you a little more detail about the app and it’s features.  So what is Gut Health Storylines? Well…

Products For Dry Skin + Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Products For Dry Skin + Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Products For Dry Skin + Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Welcome back friends! Today I am discussing a condition that affects me greatly, Eczema or “Atopic Dermatitis.”  I have had Eczema since I was born. I grew out of a lot of it, mostly on my legs. However, I still have dark and occasionally red rashes on my arms, face and stomach. I usually don’t talk much or complain about my Eczema because it’s never been my top concern. To be blatanley honest, I have always had something more important to worry about. Over the years my Eczema has calmed down greatly…

The “I Just Want To Be Normal” Blues

The “I Just Want To Be Normal” Blues

As someone with a chronic illness, I’ve found myself using the words “normal” and “healthy” interchangeably. I mistakenly call generally healthy people, “normal.” I say things like “normal people wouldn’t understand” or “normal people don’t know how good they have it.” – Truth is, these statements are inaccurate. And, if it were the other way around, and a “healthy” person said, or even implied that I am not normal, I’d honestly be offended.  Just because you are different, doesn’t mean you aren’t “normal.” Theoretically speaking, no one is really “normal” anyway.  Normal is defined by Dictionary.com as “conforming to the…

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