The Elephant in the Room

Photo by David Clode on Unsplash I am sure that anyone who has dealt with or is dealing with any form of chronic illness can relate it to having an elephant right there with them in a social situation. Even medical situations such as the hospital, doctor's office, etc. can produce stigma the size of a pachyderm. You …

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Chronically Strong

A lot of the stigma surrounding chronic illness, of any kind, paints a picture of weakness. Like the picture above, sometimes strength is relative to the situation. I think we have all heard any of these through our years of battling mental and physical illness: Life is tough for everyone, most of us just choose …

Reblog – The Things I Haven’t Said

This is such a beautiful and heart-wrenching post. I am sharing it because I can relate to so much of it – chronic pain, hemiplegic migraines, bowel disease, and just having trouble coping with everyday life.

Please give this the read it deserves. And while it is about another blogger, much of it is my story as well.

Lydia!

#purpleproject

I’m choosing to write this today because I feel like it’s time to be brutally honest with my followers, which include my friends, family, coworkers and many other bloggers I’ve had the privilege of meeting, collaborating with and becoming very close with. During tough times, especially in the past year, other members of the IBD community have been the only people I tend to accept support from because they are honestly the only ones that have truly been where I’m walking right now. And where I’m walking right now is on glass.

I want to start out by saying, I’m sure many of you have noticed over the last several years of my blogging, whether it’s on this WordPress site or on my public facebook page, I don’t tend to share a lot of details about MY personal health. This has been for many reasons, but the main one is…

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