“Namaste”…not me today!

   Photo credit: OmarRiva / Foter / CC BY I have previously shared with you that I am a very high strung Type A personality. Yes, I am the person that arrives to meetings 20 minutes early because nothing annoys me more than wasted time. You know, the person that drives to new venues the …

Expert Without The Coat

   Why is it that a white lab coat carries so much importance in our society. Its like the white lab coat immediately entitles the wearer to a predetermined amount of deference. We let the credentials of a stranger, replace our instincts, solely because of a lab coat. Our instincts scream to be heard and …

Simply Thank You!

   Photo credit: chrisinplymouth / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA A few days ago this blog reached a milestone of over 2,000 views. WOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!! There are few words I can type to express how grateful I truly am. So, I will simply say thank you! Thank you for reading, commenting, suggesting topics, sharing the blog, and …

10 Is More Than A Number

   If you were asked to give your favorite number on a scale of 1 to 10, what would you say? I know, it’s a pretty strange question.  But seriously, think about it. Think long and hard before you answer, because the number you choose gives valuable insight into your personality. If someone asked me …

Not So Nice To Meet You

Image credit: http://www.empowermagazine.com Imagine receiving a surprise invite to an amazing dinner at the most exclusive restaurant in your city. You know, one of those invite only establishments. The dinner is for the “who’s who” of the world…but somehow you received an invite. Excited about this unbelievable opportunity, you arrive to the dinner early and …

More Than Just Guts…

   You or someone you know has probably had an MRI. If you suffer with Crohn’s Disease like me, you have probably had multiple MRIs. Honestly, I am convinced that I am now bionic and magnetic from having so many…but I digress. For a lot of people an MRI is a standard test that invokes …

That “N” Word!

   Have you ever thought to yourself “why can’t I be normal for once”? If not, have you ever had someone ask you “why can’t you just be normal for a day”? Still no, well lucky you. I used to spend hours wondering what that would feel like. You know, to just walk amongst everyone …

It’s Hard To Hear When You’re Talking

   Trying to get people to understand an auto-immune disorder with few external physical manifestations, is about as frustrating as trying to get directions in a foreign country. Back in 2006, my husband and I took a trip to Mexico. I was very excited about this trip because it was my first real vacation. At …

The Right Side Of The Dirt

  Before doing my first methotrexate injection, I researched the medicine on every site I could find. Most people reported severe nausea, vomiting, headaches, extreme fatigue, upset stomach, body aches…pretty much my typical day. So, while most people would’ve been very concerned about the potential side effects and possibly frightened into using a different medicine, …

My First Time

  Good or bad, you never forget your first.  First times forever hold a special place in your heart and mind. I can remember my first kiss, by Michael Moody in first grade.  I remember my first bike ride, first best friend, and my first love.  I can also remember my first scary movie, my …