So this is my MRI of my Guts, or no Guts... if you know me...I am pretty much an open book... this is my life and I am SO GRATEFUL!!!! My disease took away EVERYTHING! My Ostomy has given me my life back!!!!! I remember being hospitalized for months after running my best marathon ever! I was so mad, why me?!?! It took me years to get through depression, pain, sickness, but I did it and now go ahead tell me I can’t do something with my bag, I dare you!!!!!
I'm unable to tolerate solid foods these days so I am on a strict liquid diet (smoothies, juices - and by juice I don't mean Tropicana OJ - bone broth, lots of H20. Applesauce is pretty much the only "solid food" that works right now. I still do have somewhat of an appetite and can't help but think about my .... Fish & Veggie plantain "taco" (taco wrap made using plantain) 👅
Mmmmmm! How easy it is for us to take food on the table for granted. It's difficult yes to avoid eating food, but healing my #gut is what I'm focused on and when I put my mind to something there's no stopping me!! 👊
About 12 yrs ago I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease) that can be debilitating and lead to further complications. Nearly 250 000 Canadians have been diagnosed with U C and if you're surprised, I'm not suprised that you are because many patients hide their diagnosis due to the "embarrassing" side effects. That was me the first few years of my diagnosis. Not anymore! I want to spread awareness because in order for changes to be made ppl need to be having discussions! 🌠
I attended my first yoga class shortly after getting discharged from the hospital. YOGA helped me get through the depression and anxiety that creeped up on me after my first admission to hospital. YOGA became something I really enjoyed that happened to be good for me. It allowed me to shift perspective on life and allowed me to realize the benefits of slowing down. YOGA soon became a regular part of my life and still is today. It's taught me an abundance more and I'm forever grateful 🌠
Today, I still do yoga and still have the disease. Both are an important part of my life. Both blessings, both a part of my journey here on earth. My diagnosis led me to yoga, and yoga has led me to ME! 🌠
Today, I went to see my GI and left a little sad but not angry. Frustrated but not angry. Motivated to keep fighting, hell yes! I may not have the energy to do yoga these days but everything I've learned on the mat can still be practiced off the mat. And that's why I ❤ the practice. It's helped me get through the struggles these past 12 years of my life and will always be a part of my life
...And my early 20's self.
30's is a whole new ballgame.
I've fallen in ❤ with taking care of myself.
Being the best version I can possibly be.
Living this life healthier.
Symptom FREE (naturally) and that day is
#yourwaytobliss 💚 #positivethoughts#ibdwontstopme#healthiswealth
Today is World IBD Day. Now, I've mentioned my struggles with ulcerative colitis here and there on my Instagram, but I've never shared my story until now. This is just the beginning, so due to IG's video limits, jump on over to the link below to view the rest. Thank you for watching and I apologize for the shaky video, I had to hide to film it. 🙂
https://youtu.be/wnf5g73BIyI (I've also posted this in my bio, for easier access.)
I have Inflammatory Bowel Disease, it is an Auto Immune Disease, as of today, there is NO cure! Crohn's Disease and Colitis are the 2 different types of IBD. I have no idea what caused me to get sick, and neither do any other of the millions of people that get their diagnosis! It's also referred to an "Invisible Illness" as sometimes, many of us with IBD might not look sick! Tomorrow is World IBD Day, a time to raise awareness.... digestive diseases are not fun, or easy to discuss in public. I want to be the positive voice for others... to let you know there is hope, and help!!!! My Ileostomy has literally given me my life back! So even though I wear a"BAG" I live a pretty normal, awesome life! #worldibdday2017#unitedwestand#crohnsandcolitis#ibdwontstopme#irunwithabag#strong#ostomylifestyleathlete
With my kids Birthdays and me working.....I totally spaced a pretty significant day in my life! On March 11, 2013 my life would be forever changed! I CHOSE to reverse my J Pouch and be given a permanent Ileostomy! Bye Bye Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms! BEST decision ever! I am one of over 800, 000 people that live a life with a bag! I have no diet restrictions now and take NO medication! I work full time, run, play with my kids......Knock on wood as I haven't been in a hospital in over 3 years either!!!! I live an incredible life! Part of my mission is to break the stigma that an Ostomy is a "bad thing" It's the one thing that literally gave me my life back!!!!!! #ibdwontstopme#crohnsandcoloitiswarrior#ulcerativecolitis#runner#baglady#healthy#happy#ostomylife#OLA
Wow #2016 , you've been full of life changing moments, and tho the world has seen some terrible stuff this year, I've been pretty #blessed .
Happy to see our #wedding day, #ulcerativecolitis advocacy and my love of #coffee made the #2016bestnine . Shocked that 🐱#jojothecat is more popular than 🐶#babysam . We will just keep that to ourselves, poor pup. 😅
Happy new year to all of you, thank you for all the love and support. Here's to 2017 being even greater. 🍾
That's me! Thank you to @ccfa_ for sharing my story.
Three years ago, Jacklyn Green was diagnosed with #ulcerativecolitis . After learning about the disease, she expected the physical symptoms that became her new norm. However, what she wasn’t prepared for was the depression, self-esteem issues, sadness, and loneliness that accompanied her diagnosis.
Read about how Jacklyn has coped with the mental anguish caused by her disease and how she is #IBDvisible : http://ow.ly/f4Fm305PDsV @RepostIt_app
Simple♡ Summer ♡Ingredients 🌱 ♡Herbs du Provence Chicken
♡Sautéed zucchini and mushrooms with mango honey sauce sprinkled with nutritional yeast
♡Mango avocado salad with fresh grown Basil, Parsley, and Cilantro ♡Cauliflower "potatoe" salad with dijon mustard, salt, & nutritional yeast ♡♡Healing my GUT one day at a time #paleo#grainfree#glutenfree#refinedsugarfree#dairyfree#IBDWONTSTOPME ♡♡ Ppl ask me if I miss any of the above mentioned 👆 My response is no, actually I don't. In the beginning yes, but after experiencing how amazing my body is truly designed to feel after giving it the proper foods of course, I wouldn't want it any other way. Treat your body right! It'll love you right back, I promise 😉 #holisticnutrition
Really missing my yoga practice 😢
I attempted a very slow&short yoga practice last week at home and it felt like I got smashed by a MAC truck shortly after. My body's not ready. I tend to push myself too damn hard and mind,body,soul suffers.
Listening to our bodies is crucial to overall heath and wellbeing. I'm in rest and heal mode right now and I'm accepting that. Hell ya, I miss my life but I'll jump back up soon 🤗 (my new fave EMOJI)
🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 6 hrs later and I'm all done my Natural Therapy. Wow! Night and day from my hospital visits to this experience. Such compassionate, gentle and caring practitioners AND the tape for the IV was amazing! No pain no marks no redness! Yes, it's very exciting 😄
Healthy salad for lunch, accompanied by articles and information regarding my protocol, beautiful view, surrounded by plants in the clinic. The 6 hours were nothing but comfortable.
12 years later and I'm still at this! Lesson learned....Question your diagnosis, study your disease/condition inside out and be your own doctor. Don't just accept that prescription and get it filled. Research, research, research! Consider alternate natural medicine. Look at all your options and make the best informed decision you possibly can.
Y O G A @ Coronation Park (Lakeshore & Strachan) 🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳
I'll be offering a donation based yoga class this Saturday by the lakefront (weather permittng) *100% of proceeds will be donated to CROHNS & COLITIS #gutsywalk fundraiser
Meeting place will be by the Canadian flag pole & there is meter parking on Remembrance Drive. Bring your yoga mat, water, and your bright smile! ☺ Some of us are going for lunch afterwards at Liberty Village. Everyone is welcome!! Can't make it to the class, but still wish to donate, visit:
http://www.gutsywalk.ca/Home.aspx and search: Tania Scavone
Thanks to all those who have donated! 😚💚😚
M I N D VS B O D Y
Been to Naturopaths, been to Homeopaths, been to Chiropractors, been to Nutritionists, GOD only knows I've been to countless doctors, been to workshops, been to seminars, been to therapy, been eating healthy, been on meds, been exhausted, been weak, been in pain, been judged, been let go of jobs, but most importantly, I've BEEN fighting!! And waking me up at 2 am isn't gonna scare me off that easily. It's when I start waking up in the middle of the night with symptoms that I start to panic, BUT I've been here many times before and I've learned from it and become a better person because of it and that will never change.
My body might be giving up on me right now, but my mind isn't and I pray to God every damn day to give me the strength to keep going.
The only thing we can do in life is wipe those tears away and focus on the present & positive ☺💋💚 #ibdwontstopme 💪#gonnatryandgetsomesleep 😪
NOVEMBER is #chronsandcolitisawareness month!!
💩 (I knew they had this emoji on here for a reason 😝😁) I'm sure at least 1 person you know suffers from IBD and you don't even know about it. That might be because of the stigma surrounding BOWEL talk! Well i'm sure you've guesed by now that I'm not embarrassed whatsoever, so ask me anything and I'm happy to share and spread my knowledge surrounding this topic so dear to my heart.
I've said, and I'll always say it...I'm a better person because of it and my eyes have been opened to the things and ppl in my life that truly matter! And I'm forever grateful 😇❤ #spreadingawareness#ibdwontstopme#stopthestigma