Crohn's disease warrior, Navy veteran, communication and journalism graduate, cosmetologist and phlebotomist.
I am a fur mom of one dog, my child, Bilbo Baggins.
I enjoy sharing my journey with other invisible illness warriors through IBD News and also my personal blog. I live each day trying to find the positive because, for me, it could be worse. I hope you'll allow me to share my experiences and I happily accept any and all feedback, questions, and information. Thank you for reading my patient perspective!
In a previous column, I discussed the various imaging scans that medical professionals use to manage Crohn’s disease. I mentioned one of these, magnetic resonance enterography (MRE), an imaging ... Read more
Many factors can contribute to fatigue in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and Crohn’s disease, including anemia, pain, and medications. Patients feel tired, restless, lethargic, exhausted, and lacking in energy. ... Read more
There are many medications for Crohn’s disease and IBD. There are pills, IV infusions, self-injections, and shots and mechanisms for disease management. IV infusions are usually done in a ... Read more
To many people across the world, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis bring everyday battles from a disease that has no cure. Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) play a major part ... Read more