Total 52 Posts
By: Kimberly Coleman My battle with cancer has only served to enrich and teach me new and amazing things about life. That statement is the last thing I thought would come from my lips when I was first diagnosed in July 2015, with stage 2 rectal cancer complicated by a
By: Rena Münster For me, part of adjusting to life with an ostomy was getting involved in the ostomy community. I remember being overwhelmed with emotion walking into my first UOAA support group. It was refreshing to be in a room with 25 other people who all had an ostomy.
By: Bethany Lowe Although “in sickness and in health” is part of the vows you state when you get married, it’s sometimes easier said than done. My husband, Louis, and I have dealt with this since before we were engaged or married because he met me right after I
By: Noelle Schuyler Surgery Recovery- now what?! I’ve always been someone who is prone to unique complications when it comes to my Crohn’s disease. Weird side effect of a new medication? It’s likely I’ll experience it. Odd surgical complication? I’m there! I spent the week
By: Sarah Vasilakos This January marks 12 years since my own personal experience with developing and surviving sepsis. Anytime we have an infection, chemicals are released into the bloodstream leading to an inflammatory response to occur. This is our body’s defense mechanism to “fight off” the infection and start