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The Doc Swap – Transitioning from a Pediatric to Adult Doctor

Today was my official first day with an adult gastroenterologist. Until now, I had been seeing my pediatric gastroenterologist at my local children’s hospital. They had agreed to see me through my college years, which was great! But now, my pediatric days, just like my college ones, are over. So, when I first started looking for a doctor… Continue reading The Doc Swap – Transitioning from a Pediatric to Adult Doctor

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“Safe Foods” A Diet for Crohn’s Disease

I don’t know about you, but somedays it feels like food is not my friend. You think you’re doing better, but then a not-so-smart decision to try a few french fries or eat cheddar broccoli soup (never again) can have you out for days. That’s why I developed a “safe foods” diet strategy. For the times I try… Continue reading “Safe Foods” A Diet for Crohn’s Disease

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How to tell others that you feel like crap (literally)

The symptoms of Crohn’s Disease tend to be “silent-but deadly” (yes, enjoy my gas humor). You look fine on the outside, maybe a “little tired” as some people would put it. But inside, it feels like your stomach was run over my a truck. Explaining how you feel to the average non-diseased individual can be hard.… Continue reading How to tell others that you feel like crap (literally)