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Mommy and The Bad Day!

Someone asked me today if I felt so lucky to have my j-pouch at the risk of sounding completely negative, rude and ungrateful, I answered, “not today.”. What the hell kind of answer is that, Brooke? I mean really. You were dying. Literally, wasting away and bleeding to death. YouRead the Rest…

Happy Birthday ‘Merica!

Today is one of my favorite holidays! Not just because I’m a American politics and history junkie. Not just because I’m a Patriot. And not just because I absolutely love fireworks. I love this holiday for most of the reasons I love other holidays, it’s an excellent excuse for people toRead the Rest…

Some Heroes Wear Colostomy Bags

Whether you are apart of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease community or not, by now you’ve probably heard of Bethany Townsend, the former model who bared her two colostomy bags at the encouragement of her husband while on vacation. Her picture came across my timeline from The Colitis & Crohn’s UKRead the Rest…

Life As I Know It

It’s been weeks since you’ve heard from me. Mostly because it’s been weeks that I have functioned without some sort of challenge. Let’s see the last you heard from me I had received my first Remicade infusion treatment. That is when it all got rather…nutty, as Hippo would say. WithinRead the Rest…

Infusion Madness

June 3rd, 2014, 3:30am: I look at the clock on my computer, that’s what it reads. It’s late…or rather it’s early. But I smile because I can finally feel my eye lids starting to droop. Once again it’s been a night of chronic pain and no sleep. It’s also theRead the Rest…

Living To Fight, Fighting To Live

I was just about to go bed. I had put on my pajamas and was drinking my last sips of water when I checked Facebook for the last time. It’s World IBD Day, so I was just looking for some more updates from people in the community and some of myRead the Rest…

“My Mommy Has Colitis”

When you make the decision to have a baby there is so much information to take in. There are so many variables you try to predict and situations you try to prepare for. The mound of responsibility from choosing what foods to eat when you’re pregnant, what name to giveRead the Rest…

Year 2

As my Uncle Adam would say, Well…Well…WELL…!! Here we are, marking year 2 of the total colectomy. My colon has been out of my body for two whole years now. Crazy! You’re probably wondering, how am I feeling, right? Well…right now at this very moment, physically, not so great. ButRead the Rest…