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July 29, 2018

"Being positive" and "accepting one's situation" are often described as necessities for fighting the good fight when in ailing health.  But is that always realistic?  Being positive and accepting something that was never asked for?  For me, acceptance is such a weighte...

May 27, 2018

In order to get well enough to take on the role of motherhood in the way that I wanted, I would need to take Cimzia (throughout my first pregnancy) and then Humira (started after a rough flare and shortly before my second pregnancy).  I was nervous at first, but, armed...

November 28, 2017

When I’m not feeling well, it can be hard to take care of me AND all of the responsibilities that I take on, including parenting two young boys.  Because chronic illness requires a life-long dedication, I don’t always have the option to ask for help when things get a l...

November 14, 2017

Recently, I wrote an email to my specialist and felt the need to say, “Sorry for rambling!” at the end.  But is this really how I should be feeling after communicating with my doctor? 

I’ve been with this doctor for quite a few years, and yet I still feel the need...

October 27, 2017

If you haven’t decided yet, but you’re thinking about possibly starting a medication that requires injections, reading through these tips may help you understand the type of at-home routine that will be required.

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ABOUT ME

For nearly a decade, I've managed life with Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) of the digestive tract. As a young woman, symptoms appeared one day, and they wouldn't be tamed for years.  While the disease hasn't stopped me from living my life, its appearance has altered my course; sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. I'm passionate about sharing my experience to support others.  

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