5 Practical Ways to Launch Your Patient Advocacy Journey

So, you’re interested in becoming a patient advocate. That’s awesome! I truly believe that creating inspirational and educational content for others is some serious silver lining. Although you know that sharing your story will be amazing and empowering, starting your journey of patient advocacy can feel a little intimidating, too. Am I right? You’re about … Continue reading 5 Practical Ways to Launch Your Patient Advocacy Journey

3 Reasons to Get a Bone Density Test if You Have Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease

Three reasons why you should talk with your GI about scheduling a bone density test If you’ve taken steroids for long periods of time You’re not exercising enough You’re suffering from vitamin D deficiency You’re not spending enough time outside You experience malabsorption You’ve had a bowel resection What does a bone density test scan … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Get a Bone Density Test if You Have Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease

Why I Don’t Identify with the Phrase, “My Chronic Illness Doesn’t Define Me.”

There’s a phrase I hear quite a lot in the chronic illness community. This proclamation, for many, is one that summons strength, brings comfort, and conjures an inner resilience. And while I understand why this statement cultivates courage in the face of chronic illness, I do not believe these words are true for every individual. … Continue reading Why I Don’t Identify with the Phrase, “My Chronic Illness Doesn’t Define Me.”