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PSC Awareness Day 2019: Thank You to the Boy Who Called Me a Superhero

PSC is a rare, autoimmune, non-alcohol-related, progressive liver disease. PSC occurs when the bile ducts inside and outside the liver construct, building up bile within the liver. This leads to liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and eventually, liver failure. There is no cure. The only thing that comes close is getting a liver transplant. Please visit PSC … Continue reading PSC Awareness Day 2019: Thank You to the Boy Who Called Me a Superhero

My Chronic Illness Doesn’t Define Me (But it Sure Helps)

Welcome back to Part 5 of The Comical Colon’s 5-Year Chronic Illness Anniversary Series! Welcome back to Part 5 of The Comical Colon’s 5-Year Chronic Illness Anniversary Series! This is a blog series where I share the five most significant life lessons that ulcerative colitis has taught me. Click here to read the previous posts … Continue reading My Chronic Illness Doesn’t Define Me (But it Sure Helps)

Life’s Too Short to Work a Job That Doesn’t Bring You Joy

Welcome back to Part 3 of The Comical Colon’s 5-Year Chronic Illness Anniversary Series! This is a blog series where I share the five most significant life lessons that ulcerative colitis has taught me. Click here to read the previous posts in this series: Accepting Your Chronic Illness Isn’t a One-Time Thing When Your Diagnosis … Continue reading Life’s Too Short to Work a Job That Doesn’t Bring You Joy

Accepting Your Chronic Illness Isn’t a One-Time Thing

Happy September everyone! This September is very special to me because, in September of 2014, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease. That means I’ve had this chronic illness for FIVE years, which is crazy to me! I can’t believe it’s been half a decade! So, in honor of these past five … Continue reading Accepting Your Chronic Illness Isn’t a One-Time Thing

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