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!
With inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease often causes perianal complications such as fistulas, fissures, and abscesses. Crohn’s disease can manifest anywhere in the body, from mouth to rectum, top to ... Read more
IBD and Crohn’s disease can intensify in certain areas of the digestive tract. These focal points of disease are described as different “types” of Crohn’s. Different areas of inflammation ... Read more
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis symptoms and treatment side effects lead to larger problems, such as nausea and vomiting. With IBD, nausea and vomiting are not uncommon, but they can ... Read more
With inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, traveling can create tough obstacles for disease management. Being prepared for the worst can make things much easier when ... Read more
Crohn’s disease management often requires the use of biologic medications. Premedication is used to help prevent adverse reactions from these treatments. To prepare for any medication, reducing medication reactions and the ... Read more
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis often come with comorbid conditions, which can be described as secondary health problems. Comorbidity means that more than one disease (a comorbid condition) can ... Read more