Tag Archives: chronie

IBD Shattered My Confidence

I have recently come to understand the importance of small victories. You need small victories to build up confidence. Ulcerative colitis shattered my confidence. Going through so many life altering surgeries had a great impact. And hardly ever being able to finish tasks without my body failing me certainly didn’t help to give me the […]

IBDers and Commitment


When a person suffers from a chronic illness like ulcerative colitis or crohns disease, making commitments can sometimes be quite difficult. There have been so many times when I have made plans with friends or RSVPed to an event, ended up getting sick and was left feeling really disappointed.  When this continues to happen, the […]

Day 5: Aspiration


“If I could do anything as a health activist…” Think big! Money/time/physical limitations are no longer an issue. What is your biggest goal that is now possible? If I could do one thing and one thing only as a health activist it would be to make sure no one with a chronic illness ever feels […]