Had to witness my friends get on a flight to New Zealand without me as I was disallowed on the flight from Bangkok 💔😩 I understand immigration is tight at the moment but I'd be so devastated if I had to give up my NZ dream altogether
Can anyone shed any light on my options? I have full travel insurance covering my Crohn's disease and would happily pay for any other medical expenses if that's the issue. Advice GREATLY appreciated 🙌
OUR #CaretobeAware Campaign for the next month is raising awareness of Ileostomies. Read Gem's story of her continuing journey with how her Crohn's began to show itself, how very poorly she was after her Ileostomy and how her life has changed since. Even though she still has some travelling to do, Gem is a true inspiration and we hope her story will help to raise awareness. I often think that people may have heard of a colostomy (Even though they might think it's just "for old people" - don't get me started on that one!) But perhaps fewer people have heard of Ileostomies so you can help by going to the Happy Flush FB page @happyflushairfreshener or Twitter @happyflushaf and share/RT and ask your friends to do the same PLEASE. Thank you 😊
Every now and again I wake up with the bottom part of my stoma open and last night was one of them, I don't know if I'm waking up during the night and opening it if it's full of gas and I'm just not closing it properly cause I'm half asleep or what, it's the only thing I can think of but I have no memory of doing and it's not till I wake up covered that I realise 🙄 Do any of you do this? -
I survived my 3rd week back at work though woo, I was so so tiered on my last shift because I got no more than a hours sleep but I managed it and on Monday I'm up to 10 hour shifts then I'm back to the full 12 1/2 hour shifts the week after, so excited but so nervous cause I'm floored but I just need to keep telling myself that I'm still recovering and it will take time, sometimes I don't realise how ill I've been and I think I can just jump back into life full speed with no issues! Hope you all have a lovely weekend 💜#crohns#crohnsdisease#chronicillness#ileostomy#inflammatoryboweldisease#invisableillness#ibd#spoonie#stoma#surgery#autoimmunedisease
I cant speak for everyone with IBD but stress is the biggest cause of flare up for me. I always used to be laid back, didnt sweat the small stuff then crohns made me stressed and made everything else seemed to become more stressful! The past few months ive been trying new techniques to try and reduce stress, for me meditation and healthy eating works wonders simply because if i reduce my symptoms i have less to become stressed about. Dont get me wrong living without stress it pretty near impossible, we all get challenges on a daily basis which can cause us to be come stressed but this quote helped me come to the realisation. IT DOESNT REALLY MATTER! If whatever is stressed you out right now wont matter in 5 years, 6 months, even next week just let go of it. Easier said than done but once you start training your brain to work this way you will begin to notice a difference. #crohns#crohnsdisease#crohnswarrior#colitis#ibd#illness#mentalillness#destress#depression#noroomforstress#positivevibes#positivelife#positivity#inspiration
There are moments where I have a way with words, and then there are moments like tonight... Tonight at my company's, @TargetCW, meeting I was presented with our Team One People's choice award, for my embodiment of our culture and positive attitude. While that was a huge honor, I was even more taken aback when our CEO, Samer, proceeded to announce that they will be donating $25,000 to Camp Oasis for kids battling IBD daily. Which most who know me know how special that camp is to me and how life changing it is for the kids who attend.
I cried in front of the whole company and words cannot express the gratitude, honor and love that has filled my cup tonight. I'm overflowing. I am still in shock at the support I have received from my TargetCW family in the short year I have been a part of the company. I'll never be able to truly express this gratitude because it's beyond words to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
This last moon and eclipse portal brought with it a lot of energy and transformation in my field- including the passing out of this realm a friend, collaborator, coworker and beautiful incarnation, Jenn. I've been processing this grief inwardly and yet also by being with others who were also closer to her. Being in ceremony and praying for her family and loved ones. I feel called to share a photo from a ceremony and prayer circle 2 days after her passing at the Palace of Fine Arts. After the prayers, we offered water collected in her memory at Mt Shasta and the swans came over to the shore. As these beautiful creatures floated across the reflection - I felt as thought her spirit in the mystery was riding on a swan. There is so so much we don't know and death is the greatest mystery of all. Dear one, thank you for honoring me with your presence, love and kindness to others- and for always being courageous to share your journey with others on this platform (@thejmarz) and for sharing your artistic expression #crohnscolorer#crohnssucks#crohnsdisease#greatmystery#death#transformation#love#swan#animalmessages#reflection#1111#ceremony#prayer#crohnswarrior
@Regranned from @crohnscolitisfoundation - We are partnering with @EBTH to raise awareness and funds for #IBD patients and their loved ones. Everything but the House (EBTH) will be hosting a 7-day auction beginning of November 28 on EBTH.com - 65% of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Foundation. You can donate your items throughout the month of October. For more information about how you can donate your items to the auction, please visit http://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/ebth.html - #regrann
People sometimes call me #strong , but I'm not sure I can fully accept what they mean. Part of healing allowed me to realize that I'm no more exceptional than the next person. I'm more mindful that I'm just a human being dealing with the punches that life throws me. I don't always get up right away, but I always GET UP. If I had to hedge a bet, I'd say you're the same way.
I am just as broken—just as put-together as any other person. I'm not exactly where I want to be, who is? I wake up and do a little bit better than the day before. I try to #smile more than I #cry . Letting stress fall away, instead of weighing me down.
I humbly harness love & support from my friends, family and loved ones and use it as fuel and energy. I keep fighting.
And so far, it's worked out pretty okay(...) #crohnsdisease#invisableillness#chronicillness