You Down With The Vog!

Picture yourself sitting in a hot, crowded room with over 50 people. While you tried to find a seat tucked away in the nice shaded corner, it was already taken. Frustrated, you had no choice but to grab the first available seat…between two people. As you take the seat, you notice that the two people …

3s For The Sake of Efficiency

If you ask most men their fantasy, I am willing to bet money they would respond “to have a threesome”. What is it about a threesome that represents the true definition of sexual pleasure for most men? Now, while I have found that lots of women also love a good threesome, that “fantasy”, if you …

Conflict of Interest

Caregiver and lover…is that a thing? Is that a line one should be comfortable crossing? Maybe friends…maybe. Recently I had to have an uncomfortable conversation and confront a personal fear. This fear is a deeply buried fear that I had no idea just how much it influenced my actions and decisions.  Now, if you have …

My $20 Operation

If you are a child of the 80s you should remember bright colored clothing, stretch pants, teased hair, break dancing, and Cavity Sam. You remember Cavity Sam, right? He’s the operation game guy. Yep, that was the name of the patient in the game Operation. Now, I am not sure why I remember that, but …

When Those You Love Are Human

“Daughter, don’t want you to worry, but I am at the VA hospital. The doctors are saying I had a heart attack, but I am just hungry and should be going home in a few days.” Friends, yes, that was the actual phone call from my Dad Monday morning. If you know my father, then …

Mistreatment…Crutch or Barrier

“You can do this. Just go up and say what you need, look the clerk in her eyes, and be calm. If you do all these things, you will get what you need.” I can still hear my shaky voice repeating these sentences aloud as I slowly walked down the aisle in Walgreens recently. Reading …

No Air

Imagine yourself lying on the beach. You are comfortably placed on a towel, and surrounded by beautiful white sand. There is a nice cool breeze, and you can hear the crashing of the ocean. Imagine feeling the nice warm sun against your skin, and hearing the ice rattle around in people’s glasses as they sip …

Guilt

“It’s nothing to write home about.” Looking at those words, as I typed them just now, LITERALLY turned my stomach. Why? Oh sorry, I’m not asking myself why it turned my stomach…I know the answer to that question.  I am asking why did I ever feel the need to muster those words. Why did I …

A Complete Picture

It’s been 49 days since my last post. No, I am not dead, in the hospital, or physicially unable to post. I wish there was a great reason for my absence, like I was enjoying my new found remission, but there really is none. I could say it’s because of my grief due to the …

For Me Personally

  There are approximately 1.4 million Americans living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), including Crohn’s Disease. Yep, you read that right, 1.4 million AMERICANS. Now, this number doesn’t take into account the Warriors in other countries battling Crohn’s. Let that sink in for a little bit. That is a BIG number…yet it is missing several …