Monthly Archives: November 2014

When the Diagnoses Keep Coming

why cloudRunaway Train.  That’s how I feel sometimes.  Like a runaway train of invisible to the eye invaders are ravaging my body.  Sometimes the secondary illnesses that tag along over the years with an autoimmune disease become more stressful than the disease itself.  Fear of the unknown is one of my biggest challenges, and every time I learn of some new ailment attacking my body, I peer into a void of what-if’s all over again. Continue reading

Bile High Club

IMG_8896It’s incredibly difficult to cope day to day with Crohn’s Disease; or with any Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or chronic illness for that matter. The very experience of having to deal with all the rollercoaster-like ups and downs these conditions come with, both mentally and physically, is completely and utterly knackering. Throw having to try and live a normal life outside of your defunct body into the mix and suddenly it’s a feat of human endurance that Rocky Balboa would struggle to take on. Continue reading

Job Considerations: Following Your Yellow Brick Road

nz vineyardChange can be tough for Crohnies.  We find comfort in routines, because we are able to accommodate our vast and varying needs with practice over time.  If you always take the same route to work, school, or your kid’s soccer match, you know where the closest healthy food options are, the cleanest restrooms, and the exact travel time in case you need to race home. Continue reading