IBD affects everyone differently — and everyone has a profoundly personal story.
Sure, it would be good if we could find out why I got colitis and what we could do to cure it, but I think the more realistic state is that given this is not going away, what’s the best I can do under the circumstances? Read more
I can reach kids who are broken because I know hurt. Sharing our pain opens the conversation. Read more
I have always taken the approach that if you work hard enough you can overcome anything. I had to accept that ulcerative colitis isn’t going to be like that. This is forever. Read more
The soccer and running is a bit of a f-you to the disease Read more
For other women with IBD, I would say to consider having a baby. You will have so much support during your pregnancy. I knew I could count on my Canadian doctor team, I never felt alone, and I am so grateful to them. Read more
I’m a strong person, and I dealt with a lot. At points I wondered how much more I could take. But one thing I discovered out of this really, really bad time is that there are a lot of good people out there who want to help. Read more
I think the only way you can convince somebody to get an ostomy is if you’re out of other options, and at that point, I was out of other options. Read more