CCFA Illinois Education Symposium 2014

CCFA Illinois Education Symposium 2014

Even though I have been to IBD education events before, I still keep coming back to this one. The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)’s Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter has a wonderful patient and family educational symposium. This year it’s on Saturday, April 12 at 2200 E. Devon Avenue (Lower Level), Des Plaines, IL […]

Girls with Guts: Meet Alyssa Zeldenrust

I was one of a few awesome ladies who helped out with a GWG promo. To see the others, check out their YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/IBDGirlsWithGuts/videos?flow=grid&view=0 You’ll be glad you did. If you are intrigued by the bracelet I mentioned, visit the Girls with Guts Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/IBDGirls

2013 CCFA Illinois Educational Symposium Promo

This year I decided to share my enthusiasm in the hope that some of you will be able to enjoy this great conference. The video is nothing fancy, but I like simply talking to you. The 2013 symposium will be held on April 20 at the Holiday Inn Skokie Banquet and Conference Center. For more […]

Storytime: Hospital Update

Friends, as some of you may be aware, I have been out of sorts for several months now. Respiratory issues just would not let up. So I ended up in the hospital for a few days so various doctors can figure out what’s going on. People get nervous when I start fainting too much, especially […]

Holiday Food

Not up to writing today, so here’s a video for those of you struggling with dietary restrictions, especially during a severe IBD flare.

Resources: Q&A with IBD experts

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) has so many awesome goodies, but here’s a little-known gem that I keep forgetting to share with you. They have an Expert Question and Answer Library! You can try a keyword search, or browse by category: Diet/Lifestyle, Disease Education, Special Populations, or Treatment.

Why does this blog have so little writing?

One of my purposes here is to provide a guide to the online resources that I continue to accumulate. I am so frustrated with the difficulty I’ve had finding various helpful media, and my heart aches for those who are not finding what they want. Let’s see if we can get our stuff together. We shouldn’t all have to […]

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