My name does not matter. I am a 38 year old professional living with chronic pain while balancing the demands of being a mother and wife.  My official diagnoses are Crohn’s Colitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Migraines, Essential Tremor Disorder, Raynaud’s, Osteoporosis, Asthma…and a few other goodies. I have battled with chronic pain and illness since I was 7 years old. It is my hope that others will read my journey and laugh, cry, contribute, but more importantly dare to take on another day. I have decided that every day above ground, is a great day.

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  1. I’m happy to visit your site! Yah shit happens to all of us! I find delight reading your articles. Keep sharing the world. You never know how important your words are to those of us in pain 🙂

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  2. Thanks for sharing! As an RN, I’ve seen plenty of people return to the hospital for not taking care of themselves. I ultimately decided to leave bedside Nursing to help people who actually want to be helped (through basic nutrition/exercise). Even having just one of the diagnoses you mention is often REALLY TOUGH, and I hope others find you inspiring 🙂

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    • Thanks so much! It is my prayer that others are being helped by reading my journey. I too have seen many return to the hosptial for not taking care of themselves. My path, unfortunately, consistently ended with me in the hospital despite doing all my medical team asked. But, each day I am learning more and more about how to fight these diseases.


  3. I suppose I should own up to what I have done. I copied your words when I notified my recipients of the award. I got a huge compliment for them. I don’t have the guts to tell the world that I cheated. Somehow, i don’t think you will mind but whoops.😳

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  4. Well a big thank you for finding my blog and I hoped you enjoyed it as I am still learning lol…
    I as well have a lot of pain and illnesses so I hope we get to know each other more as I am glad you found me so in return I found your great blog..
    I am sorry to hear that you have pain and wish that we had more choices and roads we can take…
    Well I am going to follow up for sure so again thank you for the love on my blog!!!


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  6. Well, I ended up here in a roundabout way, when DearLillyJune followed me, and I read a blog and couldn’t help clicking on your blog. Because, natch, shit-happens-2-me-too. I have Crohn’s as well (~40 years), although I can’t say my luck has been such that I include anything else in your list. I am, however, the only FAT Crohn’s patient in the world, so I have that going for me.

    I’m clicking follow because, you know, misery loves company. Or it is always good to know someone else who laughs at the same demons.

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    • HAHAHAHHAHAHA!! LOVE IT! Well, I am so glad that you found me…welcome!! Yeah, Crohn’s is fun . But, I am happy to have you, a fellow Chronie, that laughs at the ridiculousness that is Life With Crohn’s.


      • Yep and I have been through studies that baffle doctors. I look like I can do certain things, then can’t. Other things I do not seem to look like I can and it is hard to determine a forecast. Just I have to keep strength and endurance and hope for a not so big sway and too much pain.

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      • COMPLETELY understand. Looking at me it is VERY difficult to determine when I am in pain or just how unhealthy I am. It is very frustrating because a lot of times I do not believe my conditions are taken seriously…until it is too late and damage has been done. In fact, that is exactly what happened during my recent hospitalization.

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      • Me too. On a normal day for me I look fine. But my vitals are off. On a bad day doctors get scared. I fall into vitamin deficiency within one day of no supplements and I get blood work often. I have done studies and they were a waste of time.

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  7. Hi! I found out about your blog via dearlilyjune’s Liebster award nomnation.. You have a nice blog and I’ve truly enjoyed the few posts that I’ve browsed through..

    You’re a fighter and I LOVE that! Following you!

    PS: I write about a crazy stuff in life with a healthy dose of humor.. You might want to drop by when you feel like a laugh 🙂

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  8. Your blog regularly inspires me, not to mention cracks me up. I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award. You don’t have to participate, but if you choose to, the details are in the post here:


    Here’s what I wrote about you:

    ShitHappens2U–This woman wrestles with Crohn’s, and she wins the match every time with her senses of wit and wisdom.

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  9. I can’t just say enough about what a go getter you are. Your posts are just so inspiring for ppl who are facing these demons and they spread awareness in such a beautiful way.

    The posts are so honest and are much like a conversation with a friend!!
    Awaiting your posts and sending a lot of love your way..
    Proud to even know you.

    Your new reader,

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  10. I too have autoimmune conditions which evolved over decades during which time I went from doc to doc seeking an explanation only to be disappointed time after time by their ignorance and egos. But more importantly, I eventually found a dr who understood and properly treated my condition primarily with nutrition and holistic support. My doc practices functional medicine. It’s the future of medicine. These practitioners treat the underlying causes of disease rather than symptoms. They partner with the patient to treat the whole person. It’s one of the few areas of medicine where healthcare outcomes are improving. Under my doctor’s care, we were able to reverse one inflammatory condition altogether (based on lab results). If you’re willing to change your lifestyle to change your outcomes it’s well worth the investment. http://www.functionalmedicine.org

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