Tag Archives: friends

Peers and IBD

As we all know, Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis can severely impact relationships with friends. This all depends greatly on age, maturity and individual relationships but primarily, I believe a lot of the emotions are similar. Being a teenager made me solely focused on my body, being attractive, fun, friendly… just “normal.” I never wanted to show […]

IBD and Ostomy Creeps In …

There are certain times when you are really reminded that your body just can’t do something that seems like a no brainer, simple thing. More specifically, my ostomy crept into my travel plans over July 4th weekend. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis) patients often have dietary restrictions. We have blockages/obstructions to think about. Any […]