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someone had a good nap at home 😂 
i got discharged early this afternoon and went straight to my bed to nap for a few hours. i got sent home with 2 wound drains for my abdomen and the infection they found, antibiotics, a home health nurse and an open incision that has to be packed twice a day. it's pretty gross if you ask me but they said it's not that bad. 
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#ileostomy #jpouch #surgery #hospital #stlukes #kansascity #crohnsandcolitis #ulcerativecolitis #invisibleillness #invisibleillnessawareness #undefeated #spoonie #spoonielife
someone had a good nap at home 😂 i got discharged early this afternoon and went straight to my bed to nap for a few hours. i got sent home with 2 wound drains for my abdomen and the infection they found, antibiotics, a home health nurse and an open incision that has to be packed twice a day. it's pretty gross if you ask me but they said it's not that bad. i'm on the road to recovery... again! • • • #ileostomy  #jpouch  #surgery  #hospital  #stlukes  #kansascity  #crohnsandcolitis  #ulcerativecolitis  #invisibleillness  #invisibleillnessawareness  #undefeated  #spoonie  #spoonielife 
Back Day!!!! I’m really surprised at how much my lats in particular have grown ... love seeing new muscle growth it’s such an ADDICTION!!!! 💪🏼🙌🏼 *wide grip rows
*Deadlifts (which yes I am a trainer but dang I suck at these but I actually did pretty well!) *wide grip lat pull downs *wide grip lat pull over 
Finished with a strip set for biceps 💪🏼
Back Day!!!! I’m really surprised at how much my lats in particular have grown ... love seeing new muscle growth it’s such an ADDICTION!!!! 💪🏼🙌🏼 *wide grip rows *Deadlifts (which yes I am a trainer but dang I suck at these but I actually did pretty well!) *wide grip lat pull downs *wide grip lat pull over Finished with a strip set for biceps 💪🏼
Only 5 more days until the 1st annual Health Advocacy Summit and we can hardly wait! There is some new information on the website about the delegates, speakers, and schedule, so feel free to check it out and learn more about the Summit and CIDA. Plus, registration for the event is still open! Website link in bio!!
Only 5 more days until the 1st annual Health Advocacy Summit and we can hardly wait! There is some new information on the website about the delegates, speakers, and schedule, so feel free to check it out and learn more about the Summit and CIDA. Plus, registration for the event is still open! Website link in bio!!
Good morning from #babygirl 💗I caught her in action this morning! This is every night and every morning! 
#seriouslyactive #bumpwatch #ulcerativecolitis #24weeks3days #jpouchpregnancy #jpouchmommy #jpouch #ucninja #nocolonstillrollin #babygirl
Meet Louis, one of the guest speakers for CIDA's Health Advocacy Summit. Louis is a health care policy expert with over 27 years of experience. He oversees the strategy and day-to-day operations for all health care clients of The Corydon Group. He has been a well-known fixture at the Indiana Statehouse since he was named legislative liaison for the Indiana Health Professions Bureau (now the Professional Licensing Agency) in 1989 under Governor Evan Bayh. In 1991, Lou left state government and began lobbying for the Indiana State Medical Association, one of Indiana’s most prominent health associations. Since 1997, Lou has been a contract lobbyist specializing in representing health-related clients and has one of the best track records of success of any government affairs professional – having developed and maintained key relationships on both sides of the political aisle for over two decades. We are so excited to see you at the summit!
Meet Louis, one of the guest speakers for CIDA's Health Advocacy Summit. Louis is a health care policy expert with over 27 years of experience. He oversees the strategy and day-to-day operations for all health care clients of The Corydon Group. He has been a well-known fixture at the Indiana Statehouse since he was named legislative liaison for the Indiana Health Professions Bureau (now the Professional Licensing Agency) in 1989 under Governor Evan Bayh. In 1991, Lou left state government and began lobbying for the Indiana State Medical Association, one of Indiana’s most prominent health associations. Since 1997, Lou has been a contract lobbyist specializing in representing health-related clients and has one of the best track records of success of any government affairs professional – having developed and maintained key relationships on both sides of the political aisle for over two decades. We are so excited to see you at the summit!
All ready to go with my sexy stockings! Might end up with an ileostomy instead of a colostomy. Depends on what they find when they get inside!
All ready to go with my sexy stockings! Might end up with an ileostomy instead of a colostomy. Depends on what they find when they get inside!
A new post is up on my blog about my recovery so far! The results of my pathology report from my surgery came back this week, revealing severe, acute pouchitis, cryptitis, abscesses, and severe ulceration within my j-pouch.
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It is hard when something you were so hopeful for becomes a loss. I never anticipated to lose my j-pouch, let alone so quickly. But the decision was made with my current and future health in mind and I am so thankful for it. It is only forward from here ☀️
A new post is up on my blog about my recovery so far! The results of my pathology report from my surgery came back this week, revealing severe, acute pouchitis, cryptitis, abscesses, and severe ulceration within my j-pouch. . It is hard when something you were so hopeful for becomes a loss. I never anticipated to lose my j-pouch, let alone so quickly. But the decision was made with my current and future health in mind and I am so thankful for it. It is only forward from here ☀️
Meet Lulu, one of the delegates for CIDA's Health Advocacy Summit! She is a student from Avon High School in Avon, Indiana. In her spare time, she likes to read or workout. Lulu was so excited for the summit because she would get to meet new people and learn more about CIDA, but unfortunately, she has a scheduling conflict and is unable to make it anymore. We will miss you and hope to meet you soon Lulu!
Meet Lulu, one of the delegates for CIDA's Health Advocacy Summit! She is a student from Avon High School in Avon, Indiana. In her spare time, she likes to read or workout. Lulu was so excited for the summit because she would get to meet new people and learn more about CIDA, but unfortunately, she has a scheduling conflict and is unable to make it anymore. We will miss you and hope to meet you soon Lulu!
So easy to take days like today for granted. A family trip out to celebrate my son's 2nd birthday. No desperate scramble to find the closest toilets. No pain. No fatigue. No fear.

THAT is what my stoma has given me.

Don't fear surgery. Don't fear the bag. Embrace it. Own it. And live life again.

#ibdwarrior #ibd #ulcerativecolitis #colitis #crohns #colectomy #iliostomy #jpouch #stoma #coloplast #sensuramio #fuckyouulcerativecolitis #iwin #invisibleillness #inflamatoryboweldisease #Sunday #bekonscot
So easy to take days like today for granted. A family trip out to celebrate my son's 2nd birthday. No desperate scramble to find the closest toilets. No pain. No fatigue. No fear. THAT is what my stoma has given me. Don't fear surgery. Don't fear the bag. Embrace it. Own it. And live life again. #ibdwarrior  #ibd  #ulcerativecolitis  #colitis  #crohns  #colectomy  #iliostomy  #jpouch  #stoma  #coloplast  #sensuramio  #fuckyouulcerativecolitis  #iwin  #invisibleillness  #inflamatoryboweldisease  #Sunday  #bekonscot 
The official countdown is on 😬😬 sooo nervous/scared but excited at the same time about getting my life back finally. 2018 will be my year 👊🏻🍾 #jpouch #stoma #ileostomy #ostomy #ulcerativecolitis #crohns #barbiebutt #gettingmylifeback #woohoo
I’ve been getting a lot of messages that I just need to change my diet and do certain exercises to cure my IBD. That is amazing if that has worked for you BUT I have tried so many remedies that have not worked for me. Different things will work for different people!! There is still NO CURE for IBD so let’s help try to spread awareness so that one day the world will be IBD free! #ibd #crohns #ulcerativecolitis #tubie #ostomy #spoonie #chronicillness #invisibleillness #remicade #ibdproblems #colitis #autoimmune #anxiety  #spoonieproblems #jpouch #IBS #humira #entyvio #gutitout #prednisone #ibdwarriors #autoimmunedisease #ibdadvocate #worldibdday2017 #ibdawareness #ibdlife #colonoscopy #flareup #ibdvisible
I’ve been getting a lot of messages that I just need to change my diet and do certain exercises to cure my IBD. That is amazing if that has worked for you BUT I have tried so many remedies that have not worked for me. Different things will work for different people!! There is still NO CURE for IBD so let’s help try to spread awareness so that one day the world will be IBD free! #ibd  #crohns  #ulcerativecolitis  #tubie  #ostomy  #spoonie  #chronicillness  #invisibleillness  #remicade  #ibdproblems  #colitis  #autoimmune  #anxiety  #spoonieproblems  #jpouch  #IBS  #humira  #entyvio  #gutitout  #prednisone  #ibdwarriors  #autoimmunedisease  #ibdadvocate  #worldibdday2017  #ibdawareness  #ibdlife  #colonoscopy  #flareup  #ibdvisible 
Hugging a tree at Kinkoriutta. Yesterday I got myself together and had a fabulous forestwalk! Clean air, nature and beautiful scenery. What more can I ask? Body worked surprisingly well at thes ragged lanscapes, so it amazed me. I was prepared for something worse. It is precious for spoonie that body surprised you in a Good way for a change! #nature #forestwalks #forestvibes #naturephotography #spoonie #spooniestrong #walking #forest #naturelover #huggingatree #chronicpain #chronicillness #chronicpainwarrior #jpouch #jpoucher #jpoucherforlife #surprisedme #body #edfighter #forestpath #pinetrees #oldpine #huggingtree #haglöfs #haltishoes #goretex #preciousmoments #cleanair #landscape
Hugging a tree at Kinkoriutta. Yesterday I got myself together and had a fabulous forestwalk! Clean air, nature and beautiful scenery. What more can I ask? Body worked surprisingly well at thes ragged lanscapes, so it amazed me. I was prepared for something worse. It is precious for spoonie that body surprised you in a Good way for a change! #nature  #forestwalks  #forestvibes  #naturephotography  #spoonie  #spooniestrong  #walking  #forest  #naturelover  #huggingatree  #chronicpain  #chronicillness  #chronicpainwarrior  #jpouch  #jpoucher  #jpoucherforlife  #surprisedme  #body  #edfighter  #forestpath  #pinetrees  #oldpine  #huggingtree  #haglöfs  #haltishoes  #goretex  #preciousmoments  #cleanair  #landscape 
Day 7 post op takedown surgery. I am in extreme pain from butt burn, but it is nice to not have a bag anymore! I have lost 10 pounds just from after surgery and not eating much. I know better days are ahead I need to keep my head up! #illeostomy #takedown #surgery #ucsd #jpouch #ulcerativecolitis #crohns
It's been 2 weeks since I made my pro debut in Natural bodybuilding.. This pic was taken the day after on Oct 1st.. I truly love the art of bodybuilding.. This pic shows me reflecting, in a way that captures my thoughts of my journey and how perseverance represents a huge aspect of my journey.. I remember even thinkin in this pic, that I overcame, conquered, and accomplished my goal despite having crazy roadblocks in my way.. The last 7 years have tested me, my biggest test was battling for my life in 2012 and not knowing if I would live or die in the hospital.. I allowed myself to listen to God and to show me what to do.. so I listened and fought and fought and overcame my illness.. Several years later I accomplished what I set out to do even prior to getting sick.. win my pro card, do a pro show, and live to serve and help others through their own personal journey in life. This pic also shows that bodybuilding saved me.. I wouldn't be alive if it wasnt for bodybuilding, and for the Lord's love and strength.. Always keep the faith, trust the Lord, and you'll be at peace through the good.. and the bad in life.. Stay strong!  I repeat those simple 2 words daily.. in mind, body, and spirit. #naturalbodybuilding #artofbodybuilding #aesthetics #symmetry #theologyofthebody #catholicbodybuilding #bodybuildingart #naturalathlete #malesculpture #mindbodyspirit #nocolonstillrollin #jpouch #jpoucher
It's been 2 weeks since I made my pro debut in Natural bodybuilding.. This pic was taken the day after on Oct 1st.. I truly love the art of bodybuilding.. This pic shows me reflecting, in a way that captures my thoughts of my journey and how perseverance represents a huge aspect of my journey.. I remember even thinkin in this pic, that I overcame, conquered, and accomplished my goal despite having crazy roadblocks in my way.. The last 7 years have tested me, my biggest test was battling for my life in 2012 and not knowing if I would live or die in the hospital.. I allowed myself to listen to God and to show me what to do.. so I listened and fought and fought and overcame my illness.. Several years later I accomplished what I set out to do even prior to getting sick.. win my pro card, do a pro show, and live to serve and help others through their own personal journey in life. This pic also shows that bodybuilding saved me.. I wouldn't be alive if it wasnt for bodybuilding, and for the Lord's love and strength.. Always keep the faith, trust the Lord, and you'll be at peace through the good.. and the bad in life.. Stay strong! I repeat those simple 2 words daily.. in mind, body, and spirit. #naturalbodybuilding  #artofbodybuilding  #aesthetics  #symmetry  #theologyofthebody  #catholicbodybuilding  #bodybuildingart  #naturalathlete  #malesculpture  #mindbodyspirit  #nocolonstillrollin  #jpouch  #jpoucher 
“We’ll cross that bridge when we get there”🚸✔️
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Feeling like this entire year can be summed up in that simple phrase. Here’s a few of the “bridges” that I’ve crossed this year ...
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▪️trying biologic infusions
▪️trying a fecal transplant
▪️finding out about the precancerous cells
▪️committing to surgery
▪️finding a surgeon
▪️deciding to go with Cleveland Clinic ▪️completing surgery #1
▪️getting acquainted with my ileostomy
▪️getting the high grade dysplasia results
▪️finding out my doctor was switching hospitals
▪️getting set up at the new hospital
▪️scheduling surgery #2
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Have a few more “bridges” to go this year but I’m ready for them. Until then I’ll just appreciate places like this and be thankful I’ve made it this far 🌲🙌🏻
“We’ll cross that bridge when we get there”🚸✔️ . Feeling like this entire year can be summed up in that simple phrase. Here’s a few of the “bridges” that I’ve crossed this year ... . ▪️trying biologic infusions ▪️trying a fecal transplant ▪️finding out about the precancerous cells ▪️committing to surgery ▪️finding a surgeon ▪️deciding to go with Cleveland Clinic ▪️completing surgery #1  ▪️getting acquainted with my ileostomy ▪️getting the high grade dysplasia results ▪️finding out my doctor was switching hospitals ▪️getting set up at the new hospital ▪️scheduling surgery #2  . Have a few more “bridges” to go this year but I’m ready for them. Until then I’ll just appreciate places like this and be thankful I’ve made it this far 🌲🙌🏻
An awesome day for a 5k. #runforresilience in Portland, OR. #Iamresilient #ostomy #jpouch #ileostomy #colostomy #urostomy 
#ibd # nursesrock #wocn #coloncancer
Meet Megan, one of the delegates of CIDA's Health Advocacy Summit! Megan is a freshman this year at the University of Indianapolis and is a Public Health/ Pre-Occupational Therapy major. She enjoys baking, singing, reading, dancing and crocheting, and is a member of Salt n Light Women's Mentoring Group and Kinesiology Club at school. As far as accomplishments go, Megan was a 10-year 4-H member, took ballet classes for 14 years, and graduated from high school with academic honors. However, she also considers going to college an accomplishment, because living on your own with a chronic illness is difficult. She is excited about this summit because it will help her learn to advocate for herself now that she's an adult, she will be able to meet other college kids with chronic illnesses, and because Public Health does quite a bit with advocacy so this could help her with her future studies as well!
Meet Megan, one of the delegates of CIDA's Health Advocacy Summit! Megan is a freshman this year at the University of Indianapolis and is a Public Health/ Pre-Occupational Therapy major. She enjoys baking, singing, reading, dancing and crocheting, and is a member of Salt n Light Women's Mentoring Group and Kinesiology Club at school. As far as accomplishments go, Megan was a 10-year 4-H member, took ballet classes for 14 years, and graduated from high school with academic honors. However, she also considers going to college an accomplishment, because living on your own with a chronic illness is difficult. She is excited about this summit because it will help her learn to advocate for herself now that she's an adult, she will be able to meet other college kids with chronic illnesses, and because Public Health does quite a bit with advocacy so this could help her with her future studies as well!
It's a rainy day here and after a busy week I'm hoping to give my body some rest and study my human anatomy--over the muscles. 💪After having a sick body I think it is even more fascinating to be studying how the body functions! #ulcerativecolitis #nocolonstillrollin #jpouch #study #rainydays
It's a rainy day here and after a busy week I'm hoping to give my body some rest and study my human anatomy--over the muscles. 💪After having a sick body I think it is even more fascinating to be studying how the body functions! #ulcerativecolitis  #nocolonstillrollin  #jpouch  #study  #rainydays 
At @thisisloom w/ @ergobaby for a couple of hours. Loving this new Aura stretch wrap. Who has a real baby I can wear? 
If you're in #losangeles, come visit #thisisloom in mid city. Great space for mommies and daddies. 
#aurastretch #babywearing #ergobaby #ergoaura #brandambassador #crazycreolemommylife #jpouch #ibd
Thanks to my #ostomy I was able to hike to the top of #waynapicchu . I won't have it for long because I should have my #jpouch connected soon. So I am enjoying it for now lol 2.5month since my #loopileostomy #surgery #nocolonstillrollin #ulcerativecolitis #ulcerativecolitissurvivor
Saturday strengthening workout before Umary homecoming! Hoping this warms up the muscles and body so I don't get chilled outdoors. 😜😜#coolfallday  #football #insanitymax #homecoming #sweat #stretch #strength #sweat #fitness #fitmom #healthylifestyle #healthyfamily #ulcerativecolitis #ibd #jpouch #vegan
Finally got a date 🗓✔️
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What a process. Never thought following my surgeon to a new hospital would be this hectic 🙈 After all the administrative hassle though, we have a date.
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I’ll be heading to Cleveland for a pre op consult this week to make sure I’m surgery ready and to get blood work done. Then I’ll be coming all the way back to NY to finish up the work week and help host my brother’s wife-to-be’s bridal shower 💍✨ Then it will be BACK to Cleveland on Sunday in preparation for surgery day 🚗
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Only loose end to tie up is insurance. I do know the hospital is in network but just need to confirm my surgeon will be billing the same way🤞🏻
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I’m ready for you step 2 💪🏻💥
Finally got a date 🗓✔️ . What a process. Never thought following my surgeon to a new hospital would be this hectic 🙈 After all the administrative hassle though, we have a date. . I’ll be heading to Cleveland for a pre op consult this week to make sure I’m surgery ready and to get blood work done. Then I’ll be coming all the way back to NY to finish up the work week and help host my brother’s wife-to-be’s bridal shower 💍✨ Then it will be BACK to Cleveland on Sunday in preparation for surgery day 🚗 . Only loose end to tie up is insurance. I do know the hospital is in network but just need to confirm my surgeon will be billing the same way🤞🏻 . I’m ready for you step 2 💪🏻💥
The hospital gown from yesterday. I kind of liked this one! On the big scale of tests, an MRE is a really easy one, but every test brings anxiety. Going through tests and procedures before social media was so lonely. Having the #IBDFamily come along and offer advice and encouragement is such an improvement over the isolation I felt during my first decade after diagnosis. Thanks for being there for me and for your continued trust in me as I work to educate us all about #IBD. #jpouch #MRE #ulcerativecolitis
The hospital gown from yesterday. I kind of liked this one! On the big scale of tests, an MRE is a really easy one, but every test brings anxiety. Going through tests and procedures before social media was so lonely. Having the #IBDFamily  come along and offer advice and encouragement is such an improvement over the isolation I felt during my first decade after diagnosis. Thanks for being there for me and for your continued trust in me as I work to educate us all about #IBD . #jpouch  #MRE  #ulcerativecolitis 
Warning!!! 💩💩💩💩💩💩💩
@Regranned from @stellathelittlestoma -  This is how I like to empty and clean my bag. I start by pressing it out with my middle and pointer fingers, and then wipe the edge, rinse, and wipe again. The wiping and rinsing isn't super necessary, but I like to do it for personal cleanliness. 
Depending on what you eat, you may want to put in some deodorant drops as well.  #QandA #ileostomy #babeswithbags #ostomyawareness #getyourbellyout #nocolonstillrollin #spoonie #chronsdisease #chronicillness #chronsandcolitis #jpouch #stellathestoma #ostomy #colectomy #askmeaboutmystoma #loveyourstoma #diversityindefecation #teenswithuc #teenswithchrons #invisibleillness  #Tiffieldtwins2  #regrann
Warning!!! 💩💩💩💩💩💩💩 @Regranned from @stellathelittlestoma - This is how I like to empty and clean my bag. I start by pressing it out with my middle and pointer fingers, and then wipe the edge, rinse, and wipe again. The wiping and rinsing isn't super necessary, but I like to do it for personal cleanliness. Depending on what you eat, you may want to put in some deodorant drops as well. #QandA  #ileostomy  #babeswithbags  #ostomyawareness  #getyourbellyout  #nocolonstillrollin  #spoonie  #chronsdisease  #chronicillness  #chronsandcolitis  #jpouch  #stellathestoma  #ostomy  #colectomy  #askmeaboutmystoma  #loveyourstoma  #diversityindefecation  #teenswithuc  #teenswithchrons  #invisibleillness  #Tiffieldtwins2  #regrann 
Nu går turen til @legolandbillund sammen med familien og ser frem til en hyggelig dag. 🎡🎢❤️ Og hold nu op hvor jeg bare glad for at jeg kan hoppe i mine yndlings bukser igen fra @vilaglobal og endelig sagt farvel til Low Waist bukser og maven er blevet helt normal igen.🙌🏼😍Der skal efterhånden ikke meget til at gøre mig glad mere 😂😅 #legoland #jpouch #farvelstomi #vila #hm #legolandbillund #familietur #familie #love #happy #smile #girl #pige #like #haderslev #colitissurvivor #jpouchlife #jpouchliving 👏🏼
Nu går turen til @legolandbillund sammen med familien og ser frem til en hyggelig dag. 🎡🎢❤️ Og hold nu op hvor jeg bare glad for at jeg kan hoppe i mine yndlings bukser igen fra @vilaglobal og endelig sagt farvel til Low Waist bukser og maven er blevet helt normal igen.🙌🏼😍Der skal efterhånden ikke meget til at gøre mig glad mere 😂😅 #legoland  #jpouch  #farvelstomi  #vila  #hm  #legolandbillund  #familietur  #familie  #love  #happy  #smile  #girl  #pige  #like  #haderslev  #colitissurvivor  #jpouchlife  #jpouchliving  👏🏼
I truly love seeing all of your beautiful faces every day. I've seen a lot of smiles today, which makes me incredibly happy. I love reading your stories and updates and I'm constantly thinking of you all. Whether you need prayers, healthy thoughts, or spoons, I'm always sending things your way! I hope you guys have a lovely and pain free weekend! 💜💜💜 .
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#chronicpain #chronicallyill #chronicillness #crohns #crohnie #crohnslife #crohnswarrior #colitis #ulcerativecolitis #jpouch #ibd #ibdawareness #invisibleillness #inflammatoryboweldisease #sick #spoonie #surgery #spoonielife #ostomy #ostomate #ostomybag
I truly love seeing all of your beautiful faces every day. I've seen a lot of smiles today, which makes me incredibly happy. I love reading your stories and updates and I'm constantly thinking of you all. Whether you need prayers, healthy thoughts, or spoons, I'm always sending things your way! I hope you guys have a lovely and pain free weekend! 💜💜💜 . . . . #chronicpain  #chronicallyill  #chronicillness  #crohns  #crohnie  #crohnslife  #crohnswarrior  #colitis  #ulcerativecolitis  #jpouch  #ibd  #ibdawareness  #invisibleillness  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #sick  #spoonie  #surgery  #spoonielife  #ostomy  #ostomate  #ostomybag 
Loving this new Aura stretch wrap by @ergobaby . It sits the baby up and close. Great back support. High enough to for a #Ostomy & new #Jpouch mommy. Perfect for newborns, piddling around the house, travel and public transportation when you don't want the buckle carrier option. 
Why does this fake baby look like a newborn @jaxonhoneycutt ? Lol! Ruh roh, babyfever starting! 
#babywearing #ergobaby #IBD #colorectalcancer #momlife #arthritis #crazycreolemommylife
Loving this new Aura stretch wrap by @ergobaby . It sits the baby up and close. Great back support. High enough to for a #Ostomy  & new #Jpouch  mommy. Perfect for newborns, piddling around the house, travel and public transportation when you don't want the buckle carrier option. Why does this fake baby look like a newborn @jaxonhoneycutt ? Lol! Ruh roh, babyfever starting! #babywearing  #ergobaby  #IBD  #colorectalcancer  #momlife  #arthritis  #crazycreolemommylife 
Heading to see Thomas Rhett and Dan+Shay and rocking my handmade ostomy cover thanks to my momma! I’d been so nervous about going to this concert because of the bathroom situation, but thanks to having to have my surgery early I can enjoy this concert without having anxiety about how quickly I can get to the bathroom!  #ulcerativecolitis #nocolonstillrollin #uc #inflammatoryboweldisease #ibd #gutitout #lifetakesguts #mayoclinic #colorectalsurgery #ostomy #ostomate #ostomates #ileostomy #girlswithguts #coloplastsensuramio #coloplast #jpouch #jpouchlife
Heading to see Thomas Rhett and Dan+Shay and rocking my handmade ostomy cover thanks to my momma! I’d been so nervous about going to this concert because of the bathroom situation, but thanks to having to have my surgery early I can enjoy this concert without having anxiety about how quickly I can get to the bathroom! #ulcerativecolitis  #nocolonstillrollin  #uc  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ibd  #gutitout  #lifetakesguts  #mayoclinic  #colorectalsurgery  #ostomy  #ostomate  #ostomates  #ileostomy  #girlswithguts  #coloplastsensuramio  #coloplast  #jpouch  #jpouchlife 
Working hard on my game and enjoying some #golf⛳ back to my roots in Tennessee.  Great recharge to push for a strong💪 #golf finish in 2017.  #JPouchGolfer #jpouch #Crohn's #IBD #cows
Hello Friends--excited to announce the launch of my new blog--Beautifully Made: inside & out...here you'll find my personal journey of life, health (my Ulcerative Colitis journey), and passion (fashion, & event planning). Still learning the ropes of blogging so forgive me for the lag time of post. Hope you enjoy it and would love feedback:) xoxo https://beautifullymadeinsideout.wordpress.com/. #UC #ulcerativecolitis #jpouch #ileostomy #ostomybag #fashion #eventplanning #tischhospital #nyulangone
Hello Friends--excited to announce the launch of my new blog--Beautifully Made: inside & out...here you'll find my personal journey of life, health (my Ulcerative Colitis journey), and passion (fashion, & event planning). Still learning the ropes of blogging so forgive me for the lag time of post. Hope you enjoy it and would love feedback:) xoxo https://beautifullymadeinsideout.wordpress.com/. #UC  #ulcerativecolitis  #jpouch  #ileostomy  #ostomybag  #fashion  #eventplanning  #tischhospital  #nyulangone 
We're offline a little this week for our own plumbing work. As you know, our cards come from personal experience. All is well, we're still laughing, and as a result, cooking up new #poop jokes.
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#colon #frontbutt #ostomy #ostomybag #ileostomy #colostomybag #jpouch #ibd #ibdawareness #crohnsdisease #ulcerativecolitis #coloncancer #coloncancerawareness #colonsurgery #colitis #bathroomhumor #guthealth #gotguts #gutitout #nocolonstillrollin
So thankful for #plexus👏🏻
As you can see from the two pregnancy photos Plexus has helped me to maintain a healthy size with this pregnancy and has helped me avoid the swelling I experienced very earlier on with left pregnancy! 
#plexustriplex helps to heal my gut from the inside out and I couldn't be more grateful for such an amazing #probiotic and product! 2 years on and going strong! 
#ulcerativecolitis #24weekspregnant #jpouchpregnancy #jpouchmommy #jpouch #ucninja #nocolonstillrollin #babygirl
So thankful for #plexus 👏🏻 As you can see from the two pregnancy photos Plexus has helped me to maintain a healthy size with this pregnancy and has helped me avoid the swelling I experienced very earlier on with left pregnancy! #plexustriplex  helps to heal my gut from the inside out and I couldn't be more grateful for such an amazing #probiotic  and product! 2 years on and going strong! #ulcerativecolitis  #24weekspregnant  #jpouchpregnancy  #jpouchmommy  #jpouch  #ucninja  #nocolonstillrollin  #babygirl 
24 weeks🤰🏻💗
#babygirl is the size of an ear of 🌽, 🍆 , or a venti sized Starbucks ☕️! She is currently estimated at weighing 1.25 pounds and 12.5 inches long. She's EXTREMELY active! I get about an hour or 2 each day where I don't have movement, and the rest of the time she's in there doing #coredeforce or #disco or something😅
#ulcerativecolitis #24weekspregnant  #jpouchpregnancy #jpouchmommy #jpouch #ucninja #nocolonstillrollin #bumpwatch #blessed #inlove
24 weeks🤰🏻💗 #babygirl  is the size of an ear of 🌽, 🍆 , or a venti sized Starbucks ☕️! She is currently estimated at weighing 1.25 pounds and 12.5 inches long. She's EXTREMELY active! I get about an hour or 2 each day where I don't have movement, and the rest of the time she's in there doing #coredeforce  or #disco  or something😅 #ulcerativecolitis  #24weekspregnant  #jpouchpregnancy  #jpouchmommy  #jpouch  #ucninja  #nocolonstillrollin  #bumpwatch  #blessed  #inlove 
We made it! Feeling so blessed to witness this #topwondersoftheworld #machupicchu with Clement feeling much better else we wouldn't have been able to enjoy this trip at all. God is so amazing!! #ccxrkperu #grateful #sobeautiful #breathtaking #toomanypeople #buslinessolong #worthitthough #nocolonstillrollin #sunsoutgutsout #ostomy #jpouch #ulcerativecolitissurvivor #nomoreUC
Down the hatch! First of 3. Any tips to share on getting it all down? #barium #ibd #jpouch
Down the hatch! First of 3. Any tips to share on getting it all down? #barium  #ibd  #jpouch 
Herd immunity is so important, guys. Being immunocompromised means that I will get sick more often and more severe than the average human. This is the reality many people with autoimmune diseases have to live with on the daily. Some of us cannot physically tolerate flu shots or will be able to fight off the inevitably mutated influenza virus come Spring.

One year, when all the flu shots were recalled, I got the flu. The flu caused dehydration, which then caused my J-Pouch to flare up, ultimately landing me in the hospital for a week. A full week, people! Because of the mundane annual flu!

Now, I'll be the first to admit that I should have been culled from the population decades ago considering how severe my Ulcerative Colitis symptoms were. I can't make you give a 🦆 about me or the rest of us. But, if you do have a 🦆 to spare, please, do not go to work, run errands, or touch every freaking thing in sight if you are even the slightest bit sick. How functional you feel has no bearing on how contagious you are. 
And for 🦊 sake, cover your mouth with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze! Do not use your hand! We wear face masks and bathe in hand sanitizer because y'all nasty!

#flu #fluseason #herdimmunity #healthy #psa
Herd immunity is so important, guys. Being immunocompromised means that I will get sick more often and more severe than the average human. This is the reality many people with autoimmune diseases have to live with on the daily. Some of us cannot physically tolerate flu shots or will be able to fight off the inevitably mutated influenza virus come Spring. One year, when all the flu shots were recalled, I got the flu. The flu caused dehydration, which then caused my J-Pouch to flare up, ultimately landing me in the hospital for a week. A full week, people! Because of the mundane annual flu! Now, I'll be the first to admit that I should have been culled from the population decades ago considering how severe my Ulcerative Colitis symptoms were. I can't make you give a 🦆 about me or the rest of us. But, if you do have a 🦆 to spare, please, do not go to work, run errands, or touch every freaking thing in sight if you are even the slightest bit sick. How functional you feel has no bearing on how contagious you are. And for 🦊 sake, cover your mouth with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze! Do not use your hand! We wear face masks and bathe in hand sanitizer because y'all nasty! #flu  #fluseason  #herdimmunity  #healthy  #psa 
The worst thing I've ever had to endure out of all my surgeries and complications. I wouldn't wish an ng tube on my worst enemy. Having caught a bug last week inevitably I ended up with a bowel obstruction on Monday. I can usually ride them out at home but the pain with this one was getting worse after 9 hours so I rang an ambulance. Scans and xrays showed my bowel might have been kinked or blocked and they said if the ng tube didn't work then I'd have to be opened up. I honestly would have taken the surgery over the tube if id known how awful it would be. But after 24 hours the tube eased the pain and after 4 days I was allowed to eat again. I'm still tender, swollen, crampy and weak but at least I'm out of hospital. My surgeon says this won't have set my reversal back thankfully. I just need to be careful when I have a bug from now on and not overdo things. 
#lifeofanostomate #hatehospital #jpouch #ibd #stoma
The worst thing I've ever had to endure out of all my surgeries and complications. I wouldn't wish an ng tube on my worst enemy. Having caught a bug last week inevitably I ended up with a bowel obstruction on Monday. I can usually ride them out at home but the pain with this one was getting worse after 9 hours so I rang an ambulance. Scans and xrays showed my bowel might have been kinked or blocked and they said if the ng tube didn't work then I'd have to be opened up. I honestly would have taken the surgery over the tube if id known how awful it would be. But after 24 hours the tube eased the pain and after 4 days I was allowed to eat again. I'm still tender, swollen, crampy and weak but at least I'm out of hospital. My surgeon says this won't have set my reversal back thankfully. I just need to be careful when I have a bug from now on and not overdo things. #lifeofanostomate  #hatehospital  #jpouch  #ibd  #stoma 
Today marks the 6th year anniversary of j-pouch surgery. (Google it) I didn’t realize how sick my body was most of my life from UC and was afraid to go under the knife. Since then I have seen significant improvements and do not regret my decision. Happy #jpouch day. #crohnsdisease #ulcerativecolitis #gotguts
Today marks the 6th year anniversary of j-pouch surgery. (Google it) I didn’t realize how sick my body was most of my life from UC and was afraid to go under the knife. Since then I have seen significant improvements and do not regret my decision. Happy #jpouch  day. #crohnsdisease  #ulcerativecolitis  #gotguts 
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I was scheduled to have my large intestine and colon removed today with a temporary ileostomy and secondary surgery to form a jpouch. -
Guess what? I am NOT receiving surgery anymore. I had to dig deep. I had to dig REALLY deep, I am healing myself through the power of God, faith, and my mind set. Change your diet, change your mind, change your health. I'll be starting a blog hopefully in time for the holidays.
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#paleo #dairyfree #glutenfree #diet #loveyourbody #healyourself #mindbodysoul #God #trust #meditate #medium #healer #spiritualhealer #surgery #jpouch #crohnsdisease #cureyourself #mindovermedicine #ibd #blog #stayfocused #love #behappy #kindhearted #chicagomarathon #marathoner #run #runner #instarunners
October 13, 2017 - I was scheduled to have my large intestine and colon removed today with a temporary ileostomy and secondary surgery to form a jpouch. - Guess what? I am NOT receiving surgery anymore. I had to dig deep. I had to dig REALLY deep, I am healing myself through the power of God, faith, and my mind set. Change your diet, change your mind, change your health. I'll be starting a blog hopefully in time for the holidays. - Stay tuned ❤️🌈😉😘 - #paleo  #dairyfree  #glutenfree  #diet  #loveyourbody  #healyourself  #mindbodysoul  #God  #trust  #meditate  #medium  #healer  #spiritualhealer  #surgery  #jpouch  #crohnsdisease  #cureyourself  #mindovermedicine  #ibd  #blog  #stayfocused  #love  #behappy  #kindhearted  #chicagomarathon  #marathoner  #run  #runner  #instarunners 
I can have salads again 🙏🏼😭 Thank you, #jpouch. 10/10. Highly recommend.
I can have salads again 🙏🏼😭 Thank you, #jpouch . 10/10. Highly recommend.
So many memories in this one photo! TBT to 5 months after my first ileostomy reversal, to being 109 pounds, to my first public outing (let alone a bridesmaid in a wedding) since training my jpouch, to feeling pain I had never felt before but feeling loved. This was the beginning of a long lifetime journey to recovery and making a new normal for the life that was taken so fast from me. The moment captured my intense love that I knew could never be taken away... this child, my daughter and my hero stood by my side from the moment I got sick and never showed any mercy to my illness but looked it in the eyes and said bring it!  #tbt #momlife #daughter #love #bridesmaid #fitmom #fitandhealthy #fit #colitis #chronicillness #nocolonstillrollin #fightlikeawarrior #warrior #jpouch
So many memories in this one photo! TBT to 5 months after my first ileostomy reversal, to being 109 pounds, to my first public outing (let alone a bridesmaid in a wedding) since training my jpouch, to feeling pain I had never felt before but feeling loved. This was the beginning of a long lifetime journey to recovery and making a new normal for the life that was taken so fast from me. The moment captured my intense love that I knew could never be taken away... this child, my daughter and my hero stood by my side from the moment I got sick and never showed any mercy to my illness but looked it in the eyes and said bring it! #tbt  #momlife  #daughter  #love  #bridesmaid  #fitmom  #fitandhealthy  #fit  #colitis  #chronicillness  #nocolonstillrollin  #fightlikeawarrior  #warrior  #jpouch 
Body is not feeling 100% these past few weeks.. Rest time is essential but it’s hard sometimes even when I rest a day or two feels like a week 😂.. Grind never stops tho 💪.
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#fitness#fitfam#fitspo#gymlife#fitlife#quads#legday#weightlifting#follow#nevergiveup#putinwork#gymshark#bodygoals#nocolonstillrollin#jpouch#tx
My 3 year old and I hydrate together during out preschool and gym class! Challenged our online accountability challengers to drink a gallon of water today. Yahoo!!!! 💦💦💦💦💦 #water #healhylife #energy #awake #toddlerandmommy #refreshing #partnerincrime #fitness #fitmom #preschool #ulcerativecolitis #jpouch
Meet Deanna, one of the delegates for CIDA's Health Advocacy Summit! Deanna Hedges is a freshman at Indiana University from Greentown, IN studying Non-Profit Management and Leadership. She has been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and has some undiagnosed stomach issues. Some of her favorite things to do are swim; play tennis; play ukulele, cello, and piano; crochet; and embroider. Deanna is involved with the Civic Leader Center at IU as well as IU CHAARG. She is a National Merit Finalist and started her own non-profit called Whales for Wells that raised over $3000 for Living Water International. She has shared her struggles with illness and her creation of Whales for Wells at the UMC Bishop’s Laity Day, the Student Leadership Academy, the Indiana United Methodist Annual Conference, and That Thing at Epworth Forest. Deanna is excited for the summit because she wants to meet other people who have gone through similar experiences and to help those who are struggling with their chronic illness.
Meet Deanna, one of the delegates for CIDA's Health Advocacy Summit! Deanna Hedges is a freshman at Indiana University from Greentown, IN studying Non-Profit Management and Leadership. She has been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and has some undiagnosed stomach issues. Some of her favorite things to do are swim; play tennis; play ukulele, cello, and piano; crochet; and embroider. Deanna is involved with the Civic Leader Center at IU as well as IU CHAARG. She is a National Merit Finalist and started her own non-profit called Whales for Wells that raised over $3000 for Living Water International. She has shared her struggles with illness and her creation of Whales for Wells at the UMC Bishop’s Laity Day, the Student Leadership Academy, the Indiana United Methodist Annual Conference, and That Thing at Epworth Forest. Deanna is excited for the summit because she wants to meet other people who have gone through similar experiences and to help those who are struggling with their chronic illness.
So it's now only ten days to go until my Iliostomy reversal surgery. Yikes! Compared to living with UC for six years, the past five months living with a stoma and a bag have been incredible. It's time to take on the pouch though.

Had my Pre-op assessment at the John Radcliffe yesterday where I once again got my Nutricia iso drinks. Can't believe it was only May since I last had these bad boys. 🤢

However, what with no longer having a large colon and all that, I won't need to do a day of taking bowel prep drinks. AND I can eat anything I want until midnight the day before. ANYTHING! This is basically heaven for a former ulcerative colitis fighter whose had more colonoscopies (and flexi-sigs whilst we're at it) to last ten lifetimes. So screw you EZ Prep! I'm done with you.

J-pouch. You'll be my next challenge. Through the ups. And the downs. I will own this.

Let's do it.

#ibdwarrior #ibd #ulcerativecolitis #colitis #crohns #colectomy #iliostomy #jpouch #stoma #coloplast #sensuramio #fuckyouulcerativecolitis #iwin #invisibleillness #inflamatoryboweldisease #adhdry
So it's now only ten days to go until my Iliostomy reversal surgery. Yikes! Compared to living with UC for six years, the past five months living with a stoma and a bag have been incredible. It's time to take on the pouch though. Had my Pre-op assessment at the John Radcliffe yesterday where I once again got my Nutricia iso drinks. Can't believe it was only May since I last had these bad boys. 🤢 However, what with no longer having a large colon and all that, I won't need to do a day of taking bowel prep drinks. AND I can eat anything I want until midnight the day before. ANYTHING! This is basically heaven for a former ulcerative colitis fighter whose had more colonoscopies (and flexi-sigs whilst we're at it) to last ten lifetimes. So screw you EZ Prep! I'm done with you. J-pouch. You'll be my next challenge. Through the ups. And the downs. I will own this. Let's do it. #ibdwarrior  #ibd  #ulcerativecolitis  #colitis  #crohns  #colectomy  #iliostomy  #jpouch  #stoma  #coloplast  #sensuramio  #fuckyouulcerativecolitis  #iwin  #invisibleillness  #inflamatoryboweldisease  #adhdry 
Being a mom is tough. I'm not really complaining... more like acknowledging a fact. I love this creature so much! And some days she's inconsolable (which drives me crazy). Like living with #inflammatoryboweldisease, everyone has an opinion on how you should care for/raise a baby... but at the end of the day, you know your baby best. You know what works for you and what doesn't. She's a good baby overall. Very happy and loves to chat it up with me 😍😍😍! Then there are those moments when I just wish she'd sleep! She's teaching me a lot about myself and I'm realizing that despite the fact that I'm an adult, I still don't have all the answers. My confidence has taken a beating and I'm very unsure of myself and my ability to parent... but I'm ok. And I will survive this. After all, I've dealt with much worse. #stronger #jpouch #babyninja2017 #IBDninja #ulcerativecolitis #mommyramblings #motherhood #firsttimemom
Being a mom is tough. I'm not really complaining... more like acknowledging a fact. I love this creature so much! And some days she's inconsolable (which drives me crazy). Like living with #inflammatoryboweldisease , everyone has an opinion on how you should care for/raise a baby... but at the end of the day, you know your baby best. You know what works for you and what doesn't. She's a good baby overall. Very happy and loves to chat it up with me 😍😍😍! Then there are those moments when I just wish she'd sleep! She's teaching me a lot about myself and I'm realizing that despite the fact that I'm an adult, I still don't have all the answers. My confidence has taken a beating and I'm very unsure of myself and my ability to parent... but I'm ok. And I will survive this. After all, I've dealt with much worse. #stronger  #jpouch  #babyninja2017  #IBDninja  #ulcerativecolitis  #mommyramblings  #motherhood  #firsttimemom 
Love great tips!!!
@Regranned from @stellathelittlestoma -  #ostomyootd? 
I've noticed that some people have trouble figuring what to wear, because of the potential embarrassment of the bag catching your clothes. In all honesty, nobody really cares, but it's still nice to have a bit of security. When I'm not wearing leggings, high waisted pants, or a dress, I'll often wear a bandeau like this to keep Stella flat. They were cheap, so they're pretty stretchy and Stella can fill up without any restriction. :) It's comfortable and convenient, and I often forget I'm even wearing it. :) #QandA #ileostomy #babeswithbags #ostomyawareness #getyourbellyout #nocolonstillrollin #spoonie #chronsdisease #chronicillness #chronsandcolitis #jpouch #stellathestoma #ostomy #colectomy #askmeaboutmystoma #loveyourstoma #diversityindefecation #teenswithuc #teenswithchrons #invisibleillness  #Tiffieldtwins2  #regrann  #billy2
Love great tips!!! @Regranned from @stellathelittlestoma - #ostomyootd ? I've noticed that some people have trouble figuring what to wear, because of the potential embarrassment of the bag catching your clothes. In all honesty, nobody really cares, but it's still nice to have a bit of security. When I'm not wearing leggings, high waisted pants, or a dress, I'll often wear a bandeau like this to keep Stella flat. They were cheap, so they're pretty stretchy and Stella can fill up without any restriction. :) It's comfortable and convenient, and I often forget I'm even wearing it. :) #QandA  #ileostomy  #babeswithbags  #ostomyawareness  #getyourbellyout  #nocolonstillrollin  #spoonie  #chronsdisease  #chronicillness  #chronsandcolitis  #jpouch  #stellathestoma  #ostomy  #colectomy  #askmeaboutmystoma  #loveyourstoma  #diversityindefecation  #teenswithuc  #teenswithchrons  #invisibleillness  #Tiffieldtwins2  #regrann  #billy2 
Self care time. Wish me luck with this new therapist! Remember, there are MANY mental health professionals out there... Find one YOU click with! Otherwise, it'll be a waste of time. Don't settle. I'm slowly learning that my #mentalhealth is just as important as my physical health. They feed into each other. Fingers crossed this appointment goes well! #anxiety #triggers #PTSD #posttraumaticstressdisorder #trauma #chronicpain #chronicillness #invisibleillness #IBD #inflammatoryboweldisease #crohns #ulcerativecolitis #UC #ostomy #Jpouch #surgery #migraines #chronicmigraines #selflovesoldier #selflove
Self care time. Wish me luck with this new therapist! Remember, there are MANY mental health professionals out there... Find one YOU click with! Otherwise, it'll be a waste of time. Don't settle. I'm slowly learning that my #mentalhealth  is just as important as my physical health. They feed into each other. Fingers crossed this appointment goes well! #anxiety  #triggers  #PTSD  #posttraumaticstressdisorder  #trauma  #chronicpain  #chronicillness  #invisibleillness  #IBD  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #crohns  #ulcerativecolitis  #UC  #ostomy  #Jpouch  #surgery  #migraines  #chronicmigraines  #selflovesoldier  #selflove 
#TBT really itching to be this lean again and to get back on stage, but it's growing season. Gonna be bigger and better next year.
#TBT  really itching to be this lean again and to get back on stage, but it's growing season. Gonna be bigger and better next year.
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Always have a positive outlook on everything you do, partake in, and are about to do.
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Staying positive not only keeps you on track mentally but will help the body heal.
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Life isn't always easy, it throws some serious bullshit at us and you'll wonder, "why me" but it builds you to be who you are now and who you will be later in life.
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Even through the bullshit put a smile on, don't worry about the negative things but rather the positive things, and have some fun. - Yes surgery isn't fun but a good outlook on it helps you progress.
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Here is to just over 7months ago when I had my ostomy removed. Another life changing day for me. My surgeries and conditions made me a better person to reach out snd help those going through the same things I am. I originslly went in alone with no outside support of people who had my issues and don't want anyone to feel that way. Reach out if you need friend! 🤘
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#iam1stphorm #1stphorm #legionofboom #1stphormathletesearch #bethe1 #wedothework #duespaid #hardwork #fitfam #gains #guyswhoworkout #weightgain #ibd #ibs #crohns #crohnsdisease #crohnie #spoonie #jpouch #ulcerativecolitis #guyswholift #blood #phamily #bodytransformation #tattooedguys #tbt #ostomy #gymshark #motivation #dailymotivation @1stphorm @andyfrisella @fitspico @mrfrisella
TBT . Always have a positive outlook on everything you do, partake in, and are about to do. . Staying positive not only keeps you on track mentally but will help the body heal. . Life isn't always easy, it throws some serious bullshit at us and you'll wonder, "why me" but it builds you to be who you are now and who you will be later in life. . Even through the bullshit put a smile on, don't worry about the negative things but rather the positive things, and have some fun. - Yes surgery isn't fun but a good outlook on it helps you progress. . Here is to just over 7months ago when I had my ostomy removed. Another life changing day for me. My surgeries and conditions made me a better person to reach out snd help those going through the same things I am. I originslly went in alone with no outside support of people who had my issues and don't want anyone to feel that way. Reach out if you need friend! 🤘 . . #iam1stphorm  #1stphorm  #legionofboom  #1stphormathletesearch  #bethe1  #wedothework  #duespaid  #hardwork  #fitfam  #gains  #guyswhoworkout  #weightgain  #ibd  #ibs  #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #crohnie  #spoonie  #jpouch  #ulcerativecolitis  #guyswholift  #blood  #phamily  #bodytransformation  #tattooedguys  #tbt  #ostomy  #gymshark  #motivation  #dailymotivation  @1stphorm @andyfrisella @fitspico @mrfrisella
Just the scars now to show signs of my battle, and they are healing nicely 😊 looking back at all the different faces my stomach has had over the course of these last two years and I just love my life. Still hard to believe some times. 
#nocolonstillrollin #ibd #scars #scarsaresexy #warrior #jpouch #iaa #bekkenreservoar #lmfnorge #lmfu #bowelsurgery #recovery #getyourbellyout #queening #eteenpäinsanomummolumessa #dontconform #standout #staywoke #trondheim #norway  #howido #halvtarm #allistyle
Just the scars now to show signs of my battle, and they are healing nicely 😊 looking back at all the different faces my stomach has had over the course of these last two years and I just love my life. Still hard to believe some times. #nocolonstillrollin  #ibd  #scars  #scarsaresexy  #warrior  #jpouch  #iaa  #bekkenreservoar  #lmfnorge  #lmfu  #bowelsurgery  #recovery  #getyourbellyout  #queening  #eteenpäinsanomummolumessa  #dontconform  #standout  #staywoke  #trondheim  #norway  #howido  #halvtarm  #allistyle 
She is very uncomfortable but trying her hardest to be brave. I wish I could trade places with her. I want to take all the pain away. I love you so much my princess 😍😘 #ulcerativecolitis #ucsucks #jpouch #stomalife
She is very uncomfortable but trying her hardest to be brave. I wish I could trade places with her. I want to take all the pain away. I love you so much my princess 😍😘 #ulcerativecolitis  #ucsucks  #jpouch  #stomalife 
Week twelve on the twelfth! 
When I realised it had been 3 months today, I started to think about what noticeable improvements I've had over this time and it's been awesome to see there definitely have been some!
I am now including veges back in my diet! Previously they would irritate the pouch and cause me to go a lot more so I ended up just eating meat and carbs! I'm still limited with what veges and how much of them I can eat but it's a great start 🥗
This week I have just started being able to sit down again to pee.... now that is a success worth celebrating!! 3 months of a standing/hovering position was not ideal but it was the only way I could isolate my bladder and go number ones without also going number twos. But so far it appears I am now able to go number ones like normal and not number twos if I don't actually need to 💦
My average dates with the toilet are now about 11 times in 24 hours which includes 2 through the night. At 4 weeks I had got down to about 15 and at 6 weeks that then got to about 13 - both included 3 times during the night. So progress there has been pretty slow but there has been some! Hopefully that means by my 6 month mark things will be working like a dream ✌️
#ulcerativecolitis #ibdfighter #nocolonstillrollin #jpouch
Week twelve on the twelfth! When I realised it had been 3 months today, I started to think about what noticeable improvements I've had over this time and it's been awesome to see there definitely have been some! I am now including veges back in my diet! Previously they would irritate the pouch and cause me to go a lot more so I ended up just eating meat and carbs! I'm still limited with what veges and how much of them I can eat but it's a great start 🥗 This week I have just started being able to sit down again to pee.... now that is a success worth celebrating!! 3 months of a standing/hovering position was not ideal but it was the only way I could isolate my bladder and go number ones without also going number twos. But so far it appears I am now able to go number ones like normal and not number twos if I don't actually need to 💦 My average dates with the toilet are now about 11 times in 24 hours which includes 2 through the night. At 4 weeks I had got down to about 15 and at 6 weeks that then got to about 13 - both included 3 times during the night. So progress there has been pretty slow but there has been some! Hopefully that means by my 6 month mark things will be working like a dream ✌️ #ulcerativecolitis  #ibdfighter  #nocolonstillrollin  #jpouch 
🎉 One full year colon free 🎉
If you told me a year ago I’d be where I am today, I would have said...
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That’s the plan. 💁🏻
🎉 One full year colon free 🎉 If you told me a year ago I’d be where I am today, I would have said... Yeah. That’s the plan. 💁🏻
Keto Zuppa Toscana. So delicious!
With heavy cream, sour cream, shredded cheese, Italian sausage and a bit of chicken with seasoning! #keto #ketogenic #ketodiet #ketogenicdiet #ketogenicweightloss #lowcarb #lowcarbhighfat #oketober #jpouch #jpouchlife #zuppatoscana
@Regranned from @stellathelittlestoma -  Quick ostomy change before school! I woke up with some leaking around Stella and had to switch that bag really fast. Lucky for me, it peeled right off and didn't leak while I was changing. 
Always remember to heat up the wafer to ensure that it will stay on... Wouldn't want it to fall off 😬 
#QandA #ileostomy #getyourbellyout #nocolonstillrollin #babeswithbags #chronsdisease #spoonie #chronicillness #chronsandcolitis #jpouch #stellathestoma #ostomy #colectomy #askmeaboutmystoma #loveyourstoma #diversityindefecation #teenswithuc #teenswithchrons #invisibleillness #ostomyawareness  #Tiffieldtwins2  #regrann  #billy2
@Regranned from @stellathelittlestoma - Quick ostomy change before school! I woke up with some leaking around Stella and had to switch that bag really fast. Lucky for me, it peeled right off and didn't leak while I was changing. Always remember to heat up the wafer to ensure that it will stay on... Wouldn't want it to fall off 😬 #QandA  #ileostomy  #getyourbellyout  #nocolonstillrollin  #babeswithbags  #chronsdisease  #spoonie  #chronicillness  #chronsandcolitis  #jpouch  #stellathestoma  #ostomy  #colectomy  #askmeaboutmystoma  #loveyourstoma  #diversityindefecation  #teenswithuc  #teenswithchrons  #invisibleillness  #ostomyawareness  #Tiffieldtwins2  #regrann  #billy2 
"Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie" - yaaasss! #honesty #truth #alwaysbeyou #fitmom #fitness #momlife #getbackup #colitis #warrior #jpouch #keepmovingforward #fitandtattooed
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This falls in place with many many things. 
I don't think I need to further explain here. 🤜💥🤛
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. This falls in place with many many things. I don't think I need to further explain here. 🤜💥🤛 . . #iam1stphorm  #1stphorm  #legionofboom  #1stphormathletesearch  #bethe1  #wedothework  #duespaid  #hardwork  #fitfam  #gains  #guyswhoworkout  #weightgain  #ibd  #ibs  #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #crohnie  #spoonie  #jpouch  #ulcerativecolitis  #guyswholift  #bodybuilding  #girlswholift  #inspiration  #motivation  #goals  #quotesofig  #gymshark  #dailyquote  #dailymotivation  @1stphorm @andyfrisella @mrfrisella