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Resources: Facebook Things Part 1

I have a long list of handy Facebook pages, so here is part 1. If you just can’t wait to see more ideas, feel free to creep on my “Likes” page. 1. Stomawise: A UK support network for ostomates. 2. IBD or Known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Info, inspirational or humorous quotes. 3. Bathroom Angels: […]

Crohn’s Disease: Take Control of Your Symptoms with Lifestyle Changes

The following basic introduction to managing IBD is brought to you courtesy of Healthline, which just happens to be one of my favorite websites for IBD information. Healthline is a health site that covers a wide range of topics, each with its own individual page. Readers of this blog might be particularly interested in their […]

Visible Hope

Visible Hope

If you are considering ostomy surgery or are recovering from it, this post is for you. The theme of this year’s Invisible Illness Awareness Week is “visible hope.” The following is a slideshow of my progress with my ileostomy. I was visibly ill for a long time, and I’m not going to include those photos […]

Some Awesome Invisible Illness Activists

Some Awesome Invisible Illness Activists

Here are a few posts from various bloggers living with invisible illness. I hope you enjoy these as much as I have. Run Stronger Every Day: Abby’s response to the “30 Things” prompt on the Invisible Illness Week website. Forward is a Pace: In “I’m Grateful for my Invisible Illness,” Lauren shares great insight on […]

Resource: I Have a Bad Tummy with an Optimistic Mind

Despite her ongoing health issues, Kelly maintains several online support sites for people with chronic illnesses. She promotes positivity while acknowledging the reality of physical challenges. I think that’s what I appreciate most; her optimism seems realistic, relevant, and within reach for those of us who are going through rough times. I Have a Bad […]

Resource: Be Chronically Well

Happy Invisible Illness Awareness Week! I think participation in the online publicity frenzy should be sharing some of the goodies I have found for everyone living with a chronic illness. Be Chronically Well: Tina’s work is uplifting and practical. I just found her website recently, and I can tell you with great confidence that if you’re struggling […]

Product Review: Trio Diamonds

Product Review: Trio Diamonds

Today’s product review is for ostomates, both new and veteran. Trio Diamonds  have a few benefits. They turn liquid ostomy output into gel, reduce ballooning, and decrease odor. You just put one of the packets into your bag after emptying. They are handy for me, especially for special occasions, travel, and times I really need to […]

the crohn's diary

A little diary, all about Crohn's and other form of IBD!

The big stoma bucket list

after a life crippled by Crohn's and Colitis my 101 stoma bag lady challenge

Erica's Tummy Blog

A blog of my life colored with the dealings of Crohn's disease and more

Colitis and Crohn's

Sharing and spreading awareness about Colitis and Crohn's disease.


connect ~ inspire ~ support

Companion Magazine for IBD

Bringing the IBD world together, one story at a time

Tranquil Tummy

Blogging my journey to cure myself of Crohn's Disease

autoimmune barbie

Barbie girl living in an Autoimmune world.

hopefaithcurecd12's Blog

My journey, a way of coping with a chronic illness


4 out of 5 doctors recommend this site


Helping to create happy ostomates.

Crohn's Allogeneic Transplant (Allo HCT)

Allogeneic bone marrow transplant to cure Crohn's disease – also called Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (Allo HCT)

25 year old Ex- Ostomate, living with Crohn's and writing about it. Advice, Food and IBD Life

The Fight for Health

Journaling my fight with chronic illness through food, fitness, family and a fledgling martial arts journey.

Tree and Leaf: Honesty. Health. Humor.

Let's be real honest about immune/autoimmune diseases for a minute


outrunning Crohn's.. my journey with IBD

My IBD Life

Shit happens, Wipe your ass and get over it

The Irrefutable Opinion

Assaults on the Casually Mundane by K. Jean King

The Chronic Adventurer

Finding a silver lining from his IBD

shine & Smile

Inspire. Dream. Love. & Keep Smiling Lovlies

Crohnie Man

Everything IBD and Crohn's

Mind Your Body

encouragement and advice for folks with rebellious intestines

spilling my guts

encouragement and advice for folks with rebellious intestines

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encouragement and advice for folks with rebellious intestines


Living an ostomate's life with humour and inspiration

Living with the Unexpected

There are over 1,000,000 people living with an ostomy in the United States. I am just one.

The FlowryLife

Living mindfully thanks to IBD

Amazing Adventures (ostomy included)

Courage Inspiration Empowerment

The Caged Bird Still Sings

Striving to be content with the life I have been given, instead of the life I had imagined


My disastrous health, weird life and ongoing story of intestinal failure.

Ask Ansley

My Crohn's Story

Tissue Tales

My journey, navigating through life with a Connective Tissue Disorder.

Dr. Abby Caplin's "Permission to Heal"

Practical Loving Ways to Heal through Chronic Illness

Gotta Go: Our IBD Lives

Two Sisters - Two Differnet Lives - One IBD Diagnoses

Hungry Girl Eats

Notes on the care and feeding of body, mind and spirit.

My Cranky Gut

Misadventures with Crohn's Disease and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Evicting My Misbehaving Colon

IBD and J-pouch Adventures


The tales of Ulcerative Colitis, a stoma & J-Pouch

30 Days with Juice

A fine site

Lauryn and Lulu

My journey with Lulu (my stoma) & battling Crohns Colitis


My Journey

Mind Body Medicine Network, LLC

Mastering the Art of Self Regulation for Mind Body approaches to Stress, Trauma, Pain and Insomnia Relief

Full Frontal Ostomy

living well with an ostomy

The Paleo Nurse

Healing through real food!

Bottled Time - Living, Loving, Laughing, Learning, and Growing through Chronic Illness and Pain

Reflections on the Mental, Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual aspects of Living with Chronic Conditions and Pain. Specifically, this blog explores the effects of Autoimmune Diseases, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Interstitial Cystitis (IC), Epilepsy, Seizures, and Migraines on Finding Happiness, Humor, and Balance in Life. Pictures, videos, and links to resources and inspiration are included.