Total 33 Posts

Tips to Achieving Remission

By: Dr. Neil Nandi, IBD-OLOGIST at Drexel Gastroenterology “IBD flares can occur independent of the best care. However, ensuring treatment without interruption and avoiding flare triggers can make all the difference for a happy gut!"1.Don’t Stop Your Medications, Even if You Feel Great.This is exactly the

How Sleep Hygiene Has Affected my Chronic Illness

By: Charlotte Rensberger If you search the internet, numerous sources will discuss a link between sleep, mental health, and chronic illness. But there are still many questions that science has not yet answered. "We do know that patients with anxiety, depression, bipolar, and ADHD all report that they have various

How I learned I had PTSD from Surgery

By: Taylor Carmack When you’re sick for a long time, being sick is the only thing you know. For me, everything in my life changed so I could live my life to the fullest with my illness. I woke up two hours earlier than I needed to so I

Holiday Cheer with an Ostomy

By: Luz Jimenez Christmas is my favorite time of the year. The festivities, the special climate, and the joy of this celebration cause me to have an incredible feeling of well-being. Since I was a girl, I have loved Christmas! I have always liked to cook for the people that

How My Ostomy Has Improved My Mental Health

By: Kelly Brynn The ten years leading up to my ostomy surgery were incredibly difficult. After years of failed procedures, my body just didn’t function. I was unable to digest on my own and was only able to have a bowel movement with an enema. I was basically stuck

How to Incorporate Self-Care During the Holiday Season

By: Beth Kalbus Holidays can be a hectic time of year. We all have to worry about parties, family, travel, meals, cookies, decorating, cards, letters, phone calls, shopping, wrapping, Secret Santa, and the list goes on! But wait, where is the time for yourself? Where is the time for peace

Happy Thanksgiving! 5 Things I'm Thankful For

By: Kelly Brynn As we get closer to Thanksgiving, I have been thinking more about the last year and how grateful I am for everything that I have been through. For so much of my life, I felt like I missed out during the holidays and for the first time,