Every so often, the fact that I have Crohn’s diseases will come up organically in conversation. Now, this is not usually something I lead with, but whether it be about my diet or the reason I wasn’t feeling well one day, the truth usually comes out. What’s weird is that 3 out of 5 times, someone… Continue reading Everyone and their brother has IBD
Who doesn’t need a laugh? People with Crohn’s sure as heck do. I spent a minor part of my day searching for Crohn’s disease ideas and inspirations. Here are some of the best memes I found, because they just seem to get it. 100% how I feel when on the FODMAP diet Truth. Diagnosed at… Continue reading Laughing at Crap(py) Jokes
If having Crohn’s disease wasn’t fun enough … a few of us get to experience the joys of early onset arthritis. That’s right. We hit the jackpot. Not only are our guts inflamed, but our joints are, too. Whoopty freakin’ do! Here’s the situation: One of the extra-intestinal effects of Crohn’s disease is often a mild case… Continue reading What it’s like to have arthritis as a 20-something.
FODMAP, FODMAP. Wherefore art thou FODMAP? Yes, I’m back! Sometimes life throws you curve balls… and sometimes you get lazy. I have to say, my hiatus was caused by a bit of both. I recently switched jobs, switched roommates, switched GI doctors. It all has taken a bit to get used to. But hopefully, it’s… Continue reading Back in the Saddle Again
Sometimes, when you have dietary restrictions, its like speaking a second language. You’ve got that GF (gluten free), but not the DF (dairy free)? Or vice versa? Finding that magical combination can be challenging. And when you do, its even harder to find a product that tastes remotely close to its gluten/dairy-filled counterpart. In reality, it’s a trial and… Continue reading GF, DF … WTF?
I know it’s been several weeks since I last posted. And no, I didn’t keel over from eating the Fodmap diet. Instead, I’m happy to say I’ve been Fodmapping for several months strong! At this point, the diet has become part of my normal routine. I stick to a certain few foods that works for me and rotate… Continue reading Fodmap Diet: Week 98470
At some point on your journey with IBD, Remicade has probably come up in conversation. Remicade is an anti-inflammatory drug administered through an IV port. It’s commonly used to treat other autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. For me, Remicade treatments have been a part of my life for nine years. Here are a few things I’ve learned along… Continue reading The Land of Infusions – Remicade Anyone?