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September 24, 2019

***I did NOT make this decision without first talking openly and honestly with my doctor AND reviewing a plan for my next choice of treatment. 

When I first started Humira, a biologic medication that I injected every two weeks to manage Crohns disease, in 2014, it was m...

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...

March 15, 2018

Working while managing a disability that doesn't take a break between the typical 9 - 5pm work-day is sometimes nerve-wracking.  How will my boss, coworkers, and clients handle situations that require me to put my symptoms first?  Will symptoms hold me back from achiev...

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...

November 11, 2017

My experience managing chronic illness changed forever when I met my first “chronic-friend.”  She was beautiful and confident and looked to be

about my age.  We connected immediately when our paths crossed at my first job out of college.  Within hours of meeting, s...

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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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