Tag Archive | coping
In celebration of World Ostomy Day, I’m sharing some photos taken during activities made possible by my ileostomy surgery.
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 […]
Here are a few websites that aim to help people with various illnesses enjoy the holiday season while minimizing physical discomfort and social awkwardness. Sadly, my own holiday guide does not exist yet, but I plan to write one or make more videos in the future. Holidays can be tough if you’re not feeling well […]
I accomplished something cool! I am honored to be featured on Girls with Guts. This site is all about women with IBD inspiring each other. Jackie and Charis started this site because they understand the confidence issues that many of us with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis experience sometime during our journeys. These two lovely […]
What a big topic! Caring for someone with an illness requires strength, compassion, and patience. From what I can tell, information for friends and family is lacking. Here are a few basic tips, but this is by no means a comprehensive list. Today I’ll go with 10 bits of general advice for chronic illness newbies […]
Now I have met a few of you whose strengths and weaknesses are two sides of the same coin. For us, the most important coping skill we can learn is balance. Those of you who know me well are aware that I am terrible at finding healthy balances in my life. I end up in […]