before i got sick

the following is a collaborative piece that would simply not exist without the knowledge you have all given to me. i dedicate these words to all of the generous souls who have let me inside of their personal worlds. on the good days.. and on the worst days of their lives. this is my love letter to all of the people who have made an impact on my personal journey.

dont let my positivity fool you. i have had hardships and struggles in my life with disease. i will not lie; there are days i quit, knowing i can start over fresh the next day. but the things that have been taken away from me due to my disease, have in turn provided me in opportunity; ten fold. friends, networks of support, communities filled with IBD & autoimmune patients just. like. me. who knew?

14 thoughts on “before i got sick

  1. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    I am soooo proud of you, and you have come so far! I can only imagine your future! And how sharing your story, is helping so many to understand. Not many can share such a personal story with others. And you do so with such humor and positive ness! (Is that even a word!?). Love you, always remember that!


    • funny part to the vomit bags… the first time i had an episode of cyclic vomiting syndrome, all i had was a large cup from mcdonalds. i can’t see a cup and not think about my rush hour drive & that awful day.


      • Yep been there done that! I can’t believe I mastered vomiting and driving! Oh and I was on the phone at the same time. My poor friend.
        I think the salad was a bad idea yesterday 😦


  2. What a great post! I believe it to be important to show others exactly how much having Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis can take away from someone suffering from the disease. However!! I am not alone in saying that the illness has made us stronger, more determined and provided us all with a voice. Great post, keep up the great work you do for us IBD’ers Xx

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