When we're children, the smallest of boo boo's would get mom's attention, kisses and a little bandaid. Even the boo boo that couldn't be seen; since it was really your pride that got hurt. You know because you didn't nail the bike jump or leap off the swing set like you planned while your friends… Continue reading Throw Some Dirt On It!
Recently, I got the official word from my doctor (Gastroenterologists) that he is retiring. I had heard some talk of it at a conference that I attended a few months ago, I was hopeful it was just hear say. My first response when I heard about it was, “Nooooooo, my doctor is leaving me!” The… Continue reading Would you want to be your doctor?
Have you ever had dreams or goals so big they scared you? Good! Now that I have you thinking about your dreams and goals let’s dig a little deeper. Ask yourself... What are you so scared of? Is it that someone is going to think it’s a bad idea or think you’re crazy. Who cares… Continue reading Your Greatest Fear Could Be Your Biggest Opportunity
What if today you choose to look at your situation a little differently? I know it can be hard to see past the pain, suffering and diagnosis; but you have a choice even when it seems out of your control. You have a choice in how you are going to react to your pain, suffering,… Continue reading Are you bitter or better?
It’s really not that bad as long as you are prepared. We can all agree the only place you’re truly comfortable changing your bag is in your own bathroom. So how can you make it easier when you’re in a public restroom? Grab some paper towels before heading in the stall. Paper towels?? Yes….they can… Continue reading Ewwwww…Changing Your Bag in a Public Restroom!
It was day two for me in the hospital, my stoma nurse was at my bedside ready to show me how to change my colostomy bag for the first time. He had a great personality, was a good teacher, and was so patient with me. We laughed and laughed about how awful I was at… Continue reading Bags, Barriers, Paste, Oh My!
Lord as the day is set before me…. Help me keep the plans that I’m looking forward too. Let me smile through all the pain. Remove all the worry from my family's heart. Oh Lord...please let me hold it together while on these steroids. Will you allow me to see the positive in the… Continue reading A Crohnies Prayer
I can’t tell you how many times I have heard that “thing” referring to my ostomy bag. No one really prepares you for what it’s going to be like with a bag hanging from your body. When I was told that I would need an ostomy bag because my Crohn’s had become so… Continue reading Where do you hide that thing?