IBD Awareness

Creating Your Community

When I was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, I had no idea how important my community was going to be for me. Hearing the words - "you have a chronic illness" - is NOT easy to comprehend or incorporate into your daily life. I struggled for a few months and decided to only lean on… Continue reading Creating Your Community

IBD Awareness

Advice for the Newly Diagnosed

So you just found out you've been diagnosed with a chronic illness. What now? Maybe you don't know your diagnosis yet, but you suffer with debilitating symptoms and chronic pain? For many IBD patients, it can take months, even years, to receive a proper diagnosis. You are often left wondering, "What's wrong with me?" and… Continue reading Advice for the Newly Diagnosed

IBD Awareness

Shifting Focus

I started this blog a few years back before I took my first study abroad trip to Spain. I intended for it to be a travel blog, which it was for a while. But with the current COVID situation that has plagued us for almost a year now in the United States, I believe it's… Continue reading Shifting Focus