assumptions

  • Coming out of IBD Remission

    I’ve had a lot of time – a decade – to think about remission.  When my doctors said remission to me back in 2012 – I was less than a year into my official IBD journey – and I honestly thought β€œgreat, that’ll make things easier! Welcome back to normal life!”  I feel pretty foolish now because nothing about remission then was easy. It was harder than flaring because I…

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  • World IBD Day – Debunking IBD Myths

    Back in February, I wrote about ‘Assumptions About IBD & Stomas‘ where I discussed how there are many assumptions and myths surrounding IBD and having a stoma. Assumptions are usually founded on false information, historically based in the past. While they might have some facts to them, they are usually warped beyond the reality they belong to right now. I’ve had all of these quotes said to me throughout the…

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  • Debunking Stoma Myths

    Last month I wrote about ‘Assumptions About IBD & Stomas‘ where I discussed how there are many assumptions and myths surrounding IBD and having a stoma. Assumptions are usually founded on false information, historically based in the past. While they might have some facts to them, they are usually warped beyond the reality they belong to right now. For anyone who might undergo a stoma surgery in the future, or…

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  • Assumptions About IBD & Stomas

    You know the old pearl of wisdom about assumptions don’t you? “To assume is to make an ASS out of YOU and ME.” While assumptions can be helpful in some walks and aspects of life – we plan, exercise, save, and more based on the assumption that we’ll be alive & well for the future – it isn’t such a great thing in the realm of healthcare and chronic illness.…

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