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"I (@mrcolitiscrohns) remember when I was first diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at the age of 23 the doctor mentioned the possibility of having an 'ileostomy bag'. This concept at the time was horrifying. But three years to that date; I had to face my fear and undergo life changing surgery; at the time I never thought this 'bag' would truly be a blessing in disguise. It literally and figuratively saved my life. It allowed me time to get my strength back, let me sleep through the night, it made me capable of eating all of my favorite foods again, and it helped me look at life through different lenses. Life is truly a gift and I hope I never take another day for granted again. I am so excited for this next journey and I know it will come with its own obstacles to overcome. I will always be proud to wear this bag on my belly, it gave me a second chance at life; 6 months & going strong. Being different is never a negative." #yoocandoanything #yoocan #HealthIsWealth #UlcerativeColitis #Ileostomy #Chrons #Colitis #obstacles #fitness #motivation #inspiration #nevergiveup
"I (@mrcolitiscrohns) remember when I was first diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at the age of 23 the doctor mentioned the possibility of having an 'ileostomy bag'. This concept at the time was horrifying. But three years to that date; I had to face my fear and undergo life changing surgery; at the time I never thought this 'bag' would truly be a blessing in disguise. It literally and figuratively saved my life. It allowed me time to get my strength back, let me sleep through the night, it made me capable of eating all of my favorite foods again, and it helped me look at life through different lenses. Life is truly a gift and I hope I never take another day for granted again. I am so excited for this next journey and I know it will come with its own obstacles to overcome. I will always be proud to wear this bag on my belly, it gave me a second chance at life; 6 months & going strong. Being different is never a negative." #yoocandoanything  #yoocan  #HealthIsWealth  #UlcerativeColitis  #Ileostomy  #Chrons  #Colitis  #obstacles  #fitness  #motivation  #inspiration  #nevergiveup 
My reflection… .
Myself… .
The only thing I know and trust… .
Because if I do not trust myself… .
I can never trust another… .
Trust starts with ME…
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My reflection… . Myself… . The only thing I know and trust… . Because if I do not trust myself… . I can never trust another… . Trust starts with ME… .
Rachel is one of our fashionista contributors! 👗 Have you read her incredible story? 📘 If not, you should probably do so asap. 🕑 This chick has been through so much and still smiles and radiates positivity! 💜 Clap 👏🏻 for Rachel below and read her journey on our NEW site. ⭐️ @rocking2stomas #pureautonomicfailure #urostomy #ostomy #warrior #survivor #catheter #ileostomy #fashion #fashionblogger #fashionista #crohnsdisease #ulcerativecolitis #crohnsandcolitis #awareness #support
Rachel is one of our fashionista contributors! 👗 Have you read her incredible story? 📘 If not, you should probably do so asap. 🕑 This chick has been through so much and still smiles and radiates positivity! 💜 Clap 👏🏻 for Rachel below and read her journey on our NEW site. ⭐️ @rocking2stomas #pureautonomicfailure  #urostomy  #ostomy  #warrior  #survivor  #catheter  #ileostomy  #fashion  #fashionblogger  #fashionista  #crohnsdisease  #ulcerativecolitis  #crohnsandcolitis  #awareness  #support 
NOBODYS gonna see your vision people gonna doubt you🔥 people gonna talk about you🔥 people gonna “hate” for no reason; but stay positive through out your journey & trust the PROCESS🕊GRIND until you no longer have to introduce yourself 💪🏾MotivationMonday{repost}#mondaymotivation #mondaymood #grindtillyoushine #strive #begreat #dedicated #views👀 #populerpage #columbusohio #lafitness #thebestisyettocome #ulcerativecolitis #camron #usetogetitinohio
✨ BLOGGED ✨ Girls got guts ~ Read about Jess and her incredible journey fighting the stigma that comes with Ulcerative Pancolitis. Link in Bio. X
✨ BLOGGED ✨ Girls got guts ~ Read about Jess and her incredible journey fighting the stigma that comes with Ulcerative Pancolitis. Link in Bio. X
Just wanted to post an update on how I’ve been doing & say a massive sorry for not posting much, not raising much awareness during Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week & most importantly not replying to peoples messages.. But I have been seriously unwell. I had a UTI that wouldn’t go away and for the past 3 weeks I’ve been on antibiotics.. They seriously wiped me out, I was so dehydrated from high output from my Ostomy bag that I could barely get out of bed. I couldn’t stop throwing up, I could barely eat and barely slept and lost over half a stone.. But I’ve finally finished the THIRD course of Antibiotics over the weekend and I’m starting to feel more myself again ☺️ I have an apointment with my Gastro tomorrow so I’ll probably write an update about that! Thanks to everyone who wished me well and looked out for me, hopefully I can raise more awareness about this invisible illness now that I’m feeling slightly better ☺️
Just wanted to post an update on how I’ve been doing & say a massive sorry for not posting much, not raising much awareness during Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week & most importantly not replying to peoples messages.. But I have been seriously unwell. I had a UTI that wouldn’t go away and for the past 3 weeks I’ve been on antibiotics.. They seriously wiped me out, I was so dehydrated from high output from my Ostomy bag that I could barely get out of bed. I couldn’t stop throwing up, I could barely eat and barely slept and lost over half a stone.. But I’ve finally finished the THIRD course of Antibiotics over the weekend and I’m starting to feel more myself again ☺️ I have an apointment with my Gastro tomorrow so I’ll probably write an update about that! Thanks to everyone who wished me well and looked out for me, hopefully I can raise more awareness about this invisible illness now that I’m feeling slightly better ☺️
•Is my bag permanent? -YES
•Did I choose to have a bag? -NO
•Did I thought my life would end if I got one? -YES

And, did it? 
NOT EVEN CLOSE!

Although I had several  complications after my first ileostomy surgery, and still have strictures, the alternative was way waaaaayyy worse! ⬇️ Before ileostomy I got out of bed and had to use the restroom until I was totally empty, it took me hours. After being empty I ate as little as possible to get trough the day without having to go over and over again! Of course my energy level was about zero. I'm not talking about some days, this was everyday life for me, I never had 'normal stool'.
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If I could do it over again, I would CHOOSE my bag, and way sooner!
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Why didn't I?
Doctors talk about it like it's a dead sentence.
It affects your life getting one they say, but what if your quality of life is already really bad? 
Doctors should not talk about it like it's the end of the world, a last resort. 
It was the beginning of a whole better world for me and I know so many of you also think about it this way right?! 💜

#ileostomy #crohns
•Is my bag permanent? -YES •Did I choose to have a bag? -NO •Did I thought my life would end if I got one? -YES And, did it? NOT EVEN CLOSE! Although I had several complications after my first ileostomy surgery, and still have strictures, the alternative was way waaaaayyy worse! ⬇️ Before ileostomy I got out of bed and had to use the restroom until I was totally empty, it took me hours. After being empty I ate as little as possible to get trough the day without having to go over and over again! Of course my energy level was about zero. I'm not talking about some days, this was everyday life for me, I never had 'normal stool'. . If I could do it over again, I would CHOOSE my bag, and way sooner! . Why didn't I? Doctors talk about it like it's a dead sentence. It affects your life getting one they say, but what if your quality of life is already really bad? Doctors should not talk about it like it's the end of the world, a last resort. It was the beginning of a whole better world for me and I know so many of you also think about it this way right?! 💜 #ileostomy  #crohns 
CLC MEMBER FEATURE: Hey everyone! My name is Gordon and I’m 44 years old. I dealt with Ulcerative Colitis for 16 years. My UC was limited to the left side of my colon. In the beginning, I considered myself lucky; my UC was controlled with minimal medication and I was able to do anything I wanted without UC controlling my life. I tried different diets etc., but found that food neither helped or hurt my condition.
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In the two years leading up to 2013, I was dealing with low iron and would receive IV iron on a regular basis. It was determined that the numerous giant pseudopolyps in my colon were on a constant bleed draining my iron. We made the decision to have a large bowel resection in 2013 removing 15 inches of the left side of my colon. I had a massive infection after that surgery which lead to a temp colostomy. After everything healed, UC attacked the rest of my colon with a vengeance and made me a prisoner to my home.
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At this point, all medications were failing. All biologics failed and prednisone was the only thing helping. In time, that failed and had no choice but to opt for surgery. I chose a J Pouch. I had surgery in Oct of 2014. Following that surgery, I had numerous complications: an infected abdominal abscess, a blood clot in my neck, and a reinfection of the abscess in Dec which made me horribly sick and lead to another open surgery to find the cause (a staple came loose on my J Pouch which leaked causing the infection). I had takedown in Feb of 2015 and have been thankful ever since. I am now medication free and living my life the way I choose, not how UC used to choose it for me. I only wish I did it sooner.
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I’ve had plenty of “why me” days but have found when UC knocked me down, it only made me come back stronger. I am now living life to the fullest. Stay strong! #ChronicLoveClub
CLC MEMBER FEATURE: Hey everyone! My name is Gordon and I’m 44 years old. I dealt with Ulcerative Colitis for 16 years. My UC was limited to the left side of my colon. In the beginning, I considered myself lucky; my UC was controlled with minimal medication and I was able to do anything I wanted without UC controlling my life. I tried different diets etc., but found that food neither helped or hurt my condition. • In the two years leading up to 2013, I was dealing with low iron and would receive IV iron on a regular basis. It was determined that the numerous giant pseudopolyps in my colon were on a constant bleed draining my iron. We made the decision to have a large bowel resection in 2013 removing 15 inches of the left side of my colon. I had a massive infection after that surgery which lead to a temp colostomy. After everything healed, UC attacked the rest of my colon with a vengeance and made me a prisoner to my home. • At this point, all medications were failing. All biologics failed and prednisone was the only thing helping. In time, that failed and had no choice but to opt for surgery. I chose a J Pouch. I had surgery in Oct of 2014. Following that surgery, I had numerous complications: an infected abdominal abscess, a blood clot in my neck, and a reinfection of the abscess in Dec which made me horribly sick and lead to another open surgery to find the cause (a staple came loose on my J Pouch which leaked causing the infection). I had takedown in Feb of 2015 and have been thankful ever since. I am now medication free and living my life the way I choose, not how UC used to choose it for me. I only wish I did it sooner. • I’ve had plenty of “why me” days but have found when UC knocked me down, it only made me come back stronger. I am now living life to the fullest. Stay strong! #ChronicLoveClub 
I took Humira for 4 1/2 years, and it helped me deal with and control my symptoms. I stopped taking Humira a month before I had Ava (with my doctor’s approval). Seven months later, and I still haven’t had any more Humira shots. 🙌 I’m so thankful for my health but do not take it for granted and know things could change in an instant. So today I simply give thanks. #ibd #gratitude #remission #ulcerativecolitis
I took Humira for 4 1/2 years, and it helped me deal with and control my symptoms. I stopped taking Humira a month before I had Ava (with my doctor’s approval). Seven months later, and I still haven’t had any more Humira shots. 🙌 I’m so thankful for my health but do not take it for granted and know things could change in an instant. So today I simply give thanks. #ibd  #gratitude  #remission  #ulcerativecolitis 
Had to make my workout extra quick today so I knocked out 3 of my favorite movements for 100 REPS each. Life is about balance and some time just a quick workout will do the trick! •
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#crohnswarrior #myibd #crohnsdisease #crohnsandcolitisfoundationofamerica #crohnsawareness #colitis #ulcerativecolitis #fit #happy #healthy #fitness #fitnessmotivation
The last time my tummy looked like a tummy! .
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New things I learned: Everyones stomach has a good spot and a bad spot for a ostomy. Laying down your body behaves differently then standing up (obviously) so a couple days before surgery an ostomy nurse “marks the spot”. I was lucky enough to get this appointment when a lot of people don’t get to do this. (Lucky me....I think 🤔) .
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Underneath these marks are a hidden treasure...okay, okay, it was a destroyed colon, but either way, the surgeon went in and got it and I gave him A LOT of money, so to him it was a buried treasure. 😜
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Anyways....just a little throw back photo when I had a tummy. Hopefully less the 6 months and I’ll get it again...with a couple more warrior scars. #mygutsyjourney #tummytuesday #dude,where’smyscar
The last time my tummy looked like a tummy! . . New things I learned: Everyones stomach has a good spot and a bad spot for a ostomy. Laying down your body behaves differently then standing up (obviously) so a couple days before surgery an ostomy nurse “marks the spot”. I was lucky enough to get this appointment when a lot of people don’t get to do this. (Lucky me....I think 🤔) . . Underneath these marks are a hidden treasure...okay, okay, it was a destroyed colon, but either way, the surgeon went in and got it and I gave him A LOT of money, so to him it was a buried treasure. 😜 . Anyways....just a little throw back photo when I had a tummy. Hopefully less the 6 months and I’ll get it again...with a couple more warrior scars. #mygutsyjourney  #tummytuesday  #dude ,where’smyscar
Omg 😭 Leo would be like 👀
Omg 😭 Leo would be like 👀
Hello Friends! I thought I would give you all a quick update. As this picture shows, my fall semester has ended! I am so excited about the grades I earned this semester. This semester was a lot of work, but I’m so excited to be moving closer and closer to graduation. My health has been fairly stable, but I have had a few hiccups recently. As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been dealing with a lot of fatigue. I saw my doctor today, and we did some blood work. I do think my fatigue may be improving so we will see. I think a nice break from school could be helpful. I also visited my urogynecologist this week. I have been suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction, since I had my colon removed. I often struggle to start urinating, and I sometimes feel like I haven’t emptied my bladder completely. Although this problem isn’t life threatening, it can be very annoying and time consuming. My appointment with my urogynecologist was helpful. She went over some strategies I can work on to help train my bladder. The last thing I want to talk about is my J-pouch! My jpouch has been pretty good to me over the last couple months! For some reason it has decided to act up over the past week!! I’ve had cramps, pain where my rectum would be (I don’t have a rectum anymore but that’s the only way I can describe it), lots of liquid stool, and nausea. This kind of came out of nowhere, so I’m hoping it kind of just corrects itself, and I don’t have to go on antibiotics or anything. Well, that’s all that’s new with me. If you have anything new that you would like to share, please leave a comment!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful December and a Happy Hanukah!! (if you’re celebrating) .
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#autoimmune #autoimmunedisease #ibd #ibdawareness #invisibleillness #inflammatoryboweldisease #ccfa #crohns #colitis #ulcerativecolitis #crohnie #crohnslife #crohnswarrior #crohnsdisease #jpouch #surgery #sick #spoonie #ostomy #ostomate #ostomybag
Hello Friends! I thought I would give you all a quick update. As this picture shows, my fall semester has ended! I am so excited about the grades I earned this semester. This semester was a lot of work, but I’m so excited to be moving closer and closer to graduation. My health has been fairly stable, but I have had a few hiccups recently. As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been dealing with a lot of fatigue. I saw my doctor today, and we did some blood work. I do think my fatigue may be improving so we will see. I think a nice break from school could be helpful. I also visited my urogynecologist this week. I have been suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction, since I had my colon removed. I often struggle to start urinating, and I sometimes feel like I haven’t emptied my bladder completely. Although this problem isn’t life threatening, it can be very annoying and time consuming. My appointment with my urogynecologist was helpful. She went over some strategies I can work on to help train my bladder. The last thing I want to talk about is my J-pouch! My jpouch has been pretty good to me over the last couple months! For some reason it has decided to act up over the past week!! I’ve had cramps, pain where my rectum would be (I don’t have a rectum anymore but that’s the only way I can describe it), lots of liquid stool, and nausea. This kind of came out of nowhere, so I’m hoping it kind of just corrects itself, and I don’t have to go on antibiotics or anything. Well, that’s all that’s new with me. If you have anything new that you would like to share, please leave a comment!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful December and a Happy Hanukah!! (if you’re celebrating) . . . #autoimmune  #autoimmunedisease  #ibd  #ibdawareness  #invisibleillness  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ccfa  #crohns  #colitis  #ulcerativecolitis  #crohnie  #crohnslife  #crohnswarrior  #crohnsdisease  #jpouch  #surgery  #sick  #spoonie  #ostomy  #ostomate  #ostomybag 
I always love a warm cup of something at night, whether it’s hot cocao, tea or my new favorite, bone broth. I have to admit, when I first started my health journey I just couldn’t bring myself to drink it. The flavor wasn’t doing it for me until I attended a NTP meet up at Just Be Kitchen and they had a BONE BROTH BAR! That’s right, a giant vat of chicken bone broth will all of the toppings. It was basically an ice cream sundae bar for a health nut :) Since then I have realized that bone broth needs fun mix-ins in order to kick up the flavor and as an added bonus - boost up the nutrients! My favorite bone broth cocktail is below. Go ahead and try out this gut healing drink that’s loaded with collagen and protein. It’s easy peasy and just as relaxing to sip on as a glass of wine. 🐔🍵
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Instructions:
•Warm up the broth on the stove (lately I’ve been buying Pacific’s organic chicken bone broth from Costco that comes out to about $3.20 a carton. It’s also super easy to make your own, just Google for recipes).
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*One clove of chopped up garlic
*½ inch chopped up ginger
*Sprinkle of turmeric powder
*Sprinkle of sea salt
*Cilantro and jalapenos are also good here!
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#bonebroth #bonebrothheals #chickenbonebroth #bonebrothrecipe #guthealth #guthealing #leakygut #healyourgut #Autoimmune #autoimmunedisease #autoimmunediseses #autoimmunepaleo #autoimmuneprotocol #autoimmunewarrior #autoimmunediet #totesaip #autoimmunewellness #aippaleo #aipfriendly #invisibleillness #AIP #lichensclerosis #chronicillness #psoriasis #sjogrenssyndrome #chronicfatigue #chronicpain #chronicfatiguesyndrome #celiac #vitiligo
I always love a warm cup of something at night, whether it’s hot cocao, tea or my new favorite, bone broth. I have to admit, when I first started my health journey I just couldn’t bring myself to drink it. The flavor wasn’t doing it for me until I attended a NTP meet up at Just Be Kitchen and they had a BONE BROTH BAR! That’s right, a giant vat of chicken bone broth will all of the toppings. It was basically an ice cream sundae bar for a health nut :) Since then I have realized that bone broth needs fun mix-ins in order to kick up the flavor and as an added bonus - boost up the nutrients! My favorite bone broth cocktail is below. Go ahead and try out this gut healing drink that’s loaded with collagen and protein. It’s easy peasy and just as relaxing to sip on as a glass of wine. 🐔🍵 • Instructions: •Warm up the broth on the stove (lately I’ve been buying Pacific’s organic chicken bone broth from Costco that comes out to about $3.20 a carton. It’s also super easy to make your own, just Google for recipes). •My favorite add ins: *One clove of chopped up garlic *½ inch chopped up ginger *Sprinkle of turmeric powder *Sprinkle of sea salt *Cilantro and jalapenos are also good here! • • • #bonebroth  #bonebrothheals  #chickenbonebroth  #bonebrothrecipe  #guthealth  #guthealing  #leakygut  #healyourgut  #Autoimmune  #autoimmunedisease  #autoimmunediseses  #autoimmunepaleo  #autoimmuneprotocol  #autoimmunewarrior  #autoimmunediet  #totesaip  #autoimmunewellness  #aippaleo  #aipfriendly  #invisibleillness  #AIP  #lichensclerosis  #chronicillness  #psoriasis  #sjogrenssyndrome  #chronicfatigue  #chronicpain  #chronicfatiguesyndrome  #celiac  #vitiligo 
I’ve seen, on several occasions, people make comments over the past few days about “sick people” and how “normal people” should act. It confuses me. I’m a “sick person” but I’m also a “normal person”. How do you differentiate between the 2? This time of year stress gets to me and my body gets down, but I act normal. I’m not sure why I act, I should feel comfortable being myself. But I don’t because it’s not socially acceptable to be “sick” or “down”. I know how to plan my life to give myself a better chance of feeling good for events. I just had a party Saturday and I rested A LOT Friday and Saturday am. I still felt off for the party and would excuse myself to a less crowded area to rest. The days after were rough and my body is fighting a flare up. But it was worth it. But here is my normal. Straight home to eat dinner then to curl up on the couch with Abby and a heating pad to try to ease debilitating cramps, a headache and joint pain. Everyone posts the good. Well I want to shed light on the not so good. My normal shouldn’t be taboo. I can’t help it. For the most part I am happy and positive, but behind the scenes my body fails me. I’ve learned to adapt, adjust and love life. But I want my normal to not be weird. I don’t want it to be bad that I carry a blanket everywhere I go because it makes me feel good and it helps me to take naps in the car. It shouldn’t be negative that I have a heating pad at work. This is my normal. A big part of my life and I’m not ashamed of it. #thisismynormal #noshame #proudzebra #invisibleillnessawareness #autoimmune #endometriosis #dysautonomia #ulcerativecolitis #chronicmigraine #idiopathicallergies #mydiseaselistislongerthanyourgrocerylist #istillrock #havingapuphelps
I’ve seen, on several occasions, people make comments over the past few days about “sick people” and how “normal people” should act. It confuses me. I’m a “sick person” but I’m also a “normal person”. How do you differentiate between the 2? This time of year stress gets to me and my body gets down, but I act normal. I’m not sure why I act, I should feel comfortable being myself. But I don’t because it’s not socially acceptable to be “sick” or “down”. I know how to plan my life to give myself a better chance of feeling good for events. I just had a party Saturday and I rested A LOT Friday and Saturday am. I still felt off for the party and would excuse myself to a less crowded area to rest. The days after were rough and my body is fighting a flare up. But it was worth it. But here is my normal. Straight home to eat dinner then to curl up on the couch with Abby and a heating pad to try to ease debilitating cramps, a headache and joint pain. Everyone posts the good. Well I want to shed light on the not so good. My normal shouldn’t be taboo. I can’t help it. For the most part I am happy and positive, but behind the scenes my body fails me. I’ve learned to adapt, adjust and love life. But I want my normal to not be weird. I don’t want it to be bad that I carry a blanket everywhere I go because it makes me feel good and it helps me to take naps in the car. It shouldn’t be negative that I have a heating pad at work. This is my normal. A big part of my life and I’m not ashamed of it. #thisismynormal  #noshame  #proudzebra  #invisibleillnessawareness  #autoimmune  #endometriosis  #dysautonomia  #ulcerativecolitis  #chronicmigraine  #idiopathicallergies  #mydiseaselistislongerthanyourgrocerylist  #istillrock  #havingapuphelps 
Can't believe this big guy is five today! Such a fun day celebrating! While today was such a fun and perfect day I also was reminded of how tough it was being a new mom and being diagnosed with UC just weeks after his birth. While there were many struggles, one that was really tough for me as a dietitian was not being able to breastfeed like I had "planned". Check out my latest blog post for my story and tips for breastfeeding and IBD, just follow the link in bio to Inflammatory bowel disease resources. *
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#ulcerativecolitis #inflammatoryboweldisease #crohnsandcolitis #breastfeeding #chronicillness #colitis #autoimmunedisease #crohnsdisease #ibdawareness #ibd #spoonie #ccfa #crohnsandcolitisawareness #ulcerativecolitisfighter #ulcerativecolitisfighter #crohnssucks #dietitian #breastfeedingawareness #registereddietitian
Can't believe this big guy is five today! Such a fun day celebrating! While today was such a fun and perfect day I also was reminded of how tough it was being a new mom and being diagnosed with UC just weeks after his birth. While there were many struggles, one that was really tough for me as a dietitian was not being able to breastfeed like I had "planned". Check out my latest blog post for my story and tips for breastfeeding and IBD, just follow the link in bio to Inflammatory bowel disease resources. * * * #ulcerativecolitis  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #crohnsandcolitis  #breastfeeding  #chronicillness  #colitis  #autoimmunedisease  #crohnsdisease  #ibdawareness  #ibd  #spoonie  #ccfa  #crohnsandcolitisawareness  #ulcerativecolitisfighter  #ulcerativecolitisfighter  #crohnssucks  #dietitian  #breastfeedingawareness  #registereddietitian 
Winner winner chicken dinner!! My spin on a Chicken Pad Thai. Easy and oh so delicious. 🍜✨🙌🏼🤤
Winner winner chicken dinner!! My spin on a Chicken Pad Thai. Easy and oh so delicious. 🍜✨🙌🏼🤤
George St-Pierre a UFC Fighter has just confirmed he needs to take time away from the sport to try and focus on getting his Ulcerative Colitis under control. Just goes to show this disease brings down the toughest of people! Wishing him all the best in his health journey and getting himself back up there doing what he loves. Can I just say.. What a tough bloke!! Having this disease and doing such an extreme sport would have to be tremendously hard so my hat goes off to him! 💪🏼👊🏼💜#fighttheflare #ibdawareness
#crohnsandcolitis #ibdwarriors #findacure #crohnsandcolitisawareness #ulcerativecolitis #crohns #crohnsdisease #invisibledisease
George St-Pierre a UFC Fighter has just confirmed he needs to take time away from the sport to try and focus on getting his Ulcerative Colitis under control. Just goes to show this disease brings down the toughest of people! Wishing him all the best in his health journey and getting himself back up there doing what he loves. Can I just say.. What a tough bloke!! Having this disease and doing such an extreme sport would have to be tremendously hard so my hat goes off to him! 💪🏼👊🏼💜#fighttheflare  #ibdawareness  #crohnsandcolitis  #ibdwarriors  #findacure  #crohnsandcolitisawareness  #ulcerativecolitis  #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #invisibledisease 
And it's not always pooping. That's like 20 per cent of it lol (literal). Any ibd sufferer on any end of the spectrum. Will tell you it sucks. From microcolitis, jpouchers, crohnnies and the u.c people will tell you it sucks. It can flare for a night or weeks. #ibdmanagement #Colitis #pancreatitis #igfitness #crohns #ulcerativecolitis #inflamedanduntamed #ibswarrior
Christmas lights in the middle of downtown! It’s so gorgeous! 💕💕
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#winterwonderland #winter #christmastree #christmas #snow #cold #coldoutside #coldweather  #crohns #crohnsdisease #crohnswarrior #crohnsawareness #ibd #ulcerativecolitis #crohnsandcolitis #beautiful
Well so much for that hope for good lab work. My hospital standard is seeing your HGB around a 12 as a "normal low". Blood transfusion (2 units) and iron infusion tomorrow, they really jumped on this.

Also, a series of brain thoughts after seeing this along with the other results that came back.

The good news, I really am getting better at picking up when my body is sending a significant "F you!" to me. 😂😩
Well so much for that hope for good lab work. My hospital standard is seeing your HGB around a 12 as a "normal low". Blood transfusion (2 units) and iron infusion tomorrow, they really jumped on this. Also, a series of brain thoughts after seeing this along with the other results that came back. The good news, I really am getting better at picking up when my body is sending a significant "F you!" to me. 😂😩
First time I've cooked for myself since getting out of hospital. Scared of pain as always. Proud that I made myself a meal. Yes, I "relapsed" with one hit of oil so I can make this meal. But if it takes medicine to put my ED in remission I'm not feeling bad about myself or my actions. I am human, I have to food. Can't get "sober" from it, even though it's my favorite drug. #edrecovery #ulcerativecolitis #ibd #ed #mmj #remission #eatingbecausehuman #icandothis #nopainnogain #foodisadrug #prodrugs
First time I've cooked for myself since getting out of hospital. Scared of pain as always. Proud that I made myself a meal. Yes, I "relapsed" with one hit of oil so I can make this meal. But if it takes medicine to put my ED in remission I'm not feeling bad about myself or my actions. I am human, I have to food. Can't get "sober" from it, even though it's my favorite drug. #edrecovery  #ulcerativecolitis  #ibd  #ed  #mmj  #remission  #eatingbecausehuman  #icandothis  #nopainnogain  #foodisadrug  #prodrugs 
Not bad for holiday eating. Though I would rather have a bum than a six pack 😝. Trying new things seeing results . I have spoken about the ulcerative colitis I was diagnosed with and how sick I was for years and couldn’t gain weight ( almost to save my life). Basically it comes down to food allergies that I have in control now. God has healed me! I once was 80 lbs ,in the far right I was maybe 106 lbs. I’m prolly 134 now🤩 IM PROUD OF MYSELF#blessings#healed#remission#ilift#ieat#healthyliving#ulcerativecolitissurvivor#ulcerativecolitis#fitchick#gymlifestyle#bootygainz#strongaf#chingonaaf#latina#chicana#natural#progressnotperfection#houston#texas#lifetimefitness
Not bad for holiday eating. Though I would rather have a bum than a six pack 😝. Trying new things seeing results . I have spoken about the ulcerative colitis I was diagnosed with and how sick I was for years and couldn’t gain weight ( almost to save my life). Basically it comes down to food allergies that I have in control now. God has healed me! I once was 80 lbs ,in the far right I was maybe 106 lbs. I’m prolly 134 now🤩 IM PROUD OF MYSELF#blessings #healed #remission #ilift #ieat #healthyliving #ulcerativecolitissurvivor #ulcerativecolitis #fitchick #gymlifestyle #bootygainz #strongaf #chingonaaf #latina #chicana #natural #progressnotperfection #houston #texas #lifetimefitness 
“To keep the body in good health is a duty...otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” - Buddha
“To keep the body in good health is a duty...otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” - Buddha
CLC MEMBER FEATURE: Hey everyone! My name is Gordon and I’m 44 years old. I dealt with Ulcerative Colitis for 16 years. My UC was limited to the left side of my colon. In the beginning, I considered myself lucky; my UC was controlled with minimal medication and I was able to do anything I wanted without UC controlling my life. I tried different diets etc., but found that food neither helped or hurt my condition.
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In the two years leading up to 2013, I was dealing with low iron and would receive IV iron on a regular basis. It was determined that the numerous giant pseudopolyps in my colon were on a constant bleed draining my iron. We made the decision to have a large bowel resection in 2013 removing 15 inches of the left side of my colon. I had a massive infection after that surgery which lead to a temp colostomy. After everything healed, UC attacked the rest of my colon with a vengeance and made me a prisoner to my home.
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At this point, all medications were failing. All biologics failed and prednisone was the only thing helping. In time, that failed and had no choice but to opt for surgery. I chose a J Pouch. I had surgery in Oct of 2014. Following that surgery, I had numerous complications: an infected abdominal abscess, a blood clot in my neck, and a reinfection of the abscess in Dec which made me horribly sick and lead to another open surgery to find the cause (a staple came loose on my J Pouch which leaked causing the infection). I had takedown in Feb of 2015 and have been thankful ever since. I am now medication free and living my life the way I choose, not how UC used to choose it for me. I only wish I did it sooner.
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I’ve had plenty of “why me” days but have found when UC knocked me down, it only made me come back stronger. I am now living life to the fullest. Stay strong! #ChronicLoveClub
CLC MEMBER FEATURE: Hey everyone! My name is Gordon and I’m 44 years old. I dealt with Ulcerative Colitis for 16 years. My UC was limited to the left side of my colon. In the beginning, I considered myself lucky; my UC was controlled with minimal medication and I was able to do anything I wanted without UC controlling my life. I tried different diets etc., but found that food neither helped or hurt my condition. • In the two years leading up to 2013, I was dealing with low iron and would receive IV iron on a regular basis. It was determined that the numerous giant pseudopolyps in my colon were on a constant bleed draining my iron. We made the decision to have a large bowel resection in 2013 removing 15 inches of the left side of my colon. I had a massive infection after that surgery which lead to a temp colostomy. After everything healed, UC attacked the rest of my colon with a vengeance and made me a prisoner to my home. • At this point, all medications were failing. All biologics failed and prednisone was the only thing helping. In time, that failed and had no choice but to opt for surgery. I chose a J Pouch. I had surgery in Oct of 2014. Following that surgery, I had numerous complications: an infected abdominal abscess, a blood clot in my neck, and a reinfection of the abscess in Dec which made me horribly sick and lead to another open surgery to find the cause (a staple came loose on my J Pouch which leaked causing the infection). I had takedown in Feb of 2015 and have been thankful ever since. I am now medication free and living my life the way I choose, not how UC used to choose it for me. I only wish I did it sooner. • I’ve had plenty of “why me” days but have found when UC knocked me down, it only made me come back stronger. I am now living life to the fullest. Stay strong! #ChronicLoveClub 
At home, I have three baskets with about 40 bottles of different supplements. Depending on how/what I feel on any given day, I choose what supplements to take, based on the science and research literature behind each one. This weekend I was feeling some gut issues, inflammation, and a bit of a cold coming on. To help with my gut inflammation I brought CBD oil by @carebydesign, Copaiba Oil by @essentialoilwizardry, and Cat’s Claw extract by @naturesanswer. For an immune system boost, I love 5 Defenders mushroom extracts by @real_mushrooms and a healthy dose of Vitamin D by the big ol star in our solar system 🌞
At home, I have three baskets with about 40 bottles of different supplements. Depending on how/what I feel on any given day, I choose what supplements to take, based on the science and research literature behind each one. This weekend I was feeling some gut issues, inflammation, and a bit of a cold coming on. To help with my gut inflammation I brought CBD oil by @carebydesign, Copaiba Oil by @essentialoilwizardry, and Cat’s Claw extract by @naturesanswer. For an immune system boost, I love 5 Defenders mushroom extracts by @real_mushrooms and a healthy dose of Vitamin D by the big ol star in our solar system 🌞
THE YEAR IS COMING TO AN END
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It has been a long 2017 for me, a lot of ups and a lot of downs. A lot of pain, and a lot of time spent in the hospital.
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However one thing 2017 has reminded me of is to never give up. Something I strive myself on. Something I will never do.
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My body weight has fluctuated so much because of my illness. I can loose 20lbs in 3weeks and it will take 3months to get that back.
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If anyone remembers early in the year I stated when 2017 ends my goal is 160lbs. (Remember I started out this year at about 114lbs) well look at me! With all my road bumps I still busted my ass and made it happen!
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2018 on the road to 175lb.
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THE YEAR IS COMING TO AN END . It has been a long 2017 for me, a lot of ups and a lot of downs. A lot of pain, and a lot of time spent in the hospital. . However one thing 2017 has reminded me of is to never give up. Something I strive myself on. Something I will never do. . My body weight has fluctuated so much because of my illness. I can loose 20lbs in 3weeks and it will take 3months to get that back. . If anyone remembers early in the year I stated when 2017 ends my goal is 160lbs. (Remember I started out this year at about 114lbs) well look at me! With all my road bumps I still busted my ass and made it happen! . Nothing is impossible. 💥Hardwork 💥Time 💥Dedication . 2018 on the road to 175lb. Lets get it! 👊 . . #rsp  #rspnutrition  #fitness  #goals  #fuckcancer  #duespaid  #gains  #fitfam  #weightloss  #guyswhoworkout  #weightgain  #ibd  #ibs  #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #crohnie  #spoonie  #jpouch  #ulcerativecolitis  #guyswholift  #bodybuilding  #invisibleillness  #gymmotivation  #motivation  #guyswithtattoos  #boweldisease  #gymshark  #tattooedguys  #healthylifestyle  #chalkandload  @rspnutrition @handarmorchalk @gym.warrior.ig @gymshark @gymmotivation @realbodybuilding @ibdsuperheroes @ibdsf @fightlikeawarrior @nike @caffeineandkilos
Feels grreat finally being able to do heavier power cleans! Have been extremely hesitate with movements like this for over 3 years bc of the “bag” Cheers to no more surgeries or thoughts of recoveries hanging over my head! Thx for the tips Dew @lynndew8 #jkucbattle #2monthspostop #crossfit1on1 #o3strength #crossfit #movingforward #ulcerativecolitis #jpouchlife
Red and orange Hachiya #persimmons... I didn't know there were other types of persimmons in my area until I bought these.  The orange ones are store bought and have the typical flavor I'm used to.  The smaller red ones are from a local farm that I bought from a fruit stand that are not as syrupy sweet,  have more seeds and a different flavor that reminds me of cherries.  I'm not sure if the red ones are a different variety or if it is the way it was grown... does anyone know?
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(Raw whole plant based food with (on average) less than 10% of calories from fat and protein gives our bodies the fuel it was meant to run on and the ability to prevent/heal/cure chronic diseases like #heartdisease #cancer #stroke #hypertension #diabetes #asthma #eczema #alzheimers #influenza #depression #dementia #multiplesclerosis #autoimmunedisease #psoriasis #crohns #parkinsons #ulcerativecolitis #arthritis #pneumonia #kidneydisease)
Red and orange Hachiya #persimmons ... I didn't know there were other types of persimmons in my area until I bought these. The orange ones are store bought and have the typical flavor I'm used to. The smaller red ones are from a local farm that I bought from a fruit stand that are not as syrupy sweet, have more seeds and a different flavor that reminds me of cherries. I'm not sure if the red ones are a different variety or if it is the way it was grown... does anyone know? . . . . #fullyraw  #811rv  #801010  #plantbased  #hclf  #foodismedicine  #letfoodbethymedicine  #rawvegan  . (Raw whole plant based food with (on average) less than 10% of calories from fat and protein gives our bodies the fuel it was meant to run on and the ability to prevent/heal/cure chronic diseases like #heartdisease  #cancer  #stroke  #hypertension  #diabetes  #asthma  #eczema  #alzheimers  #influenza  #depression  #dementia  #multiplesclerosis  #autoimmunedisease  #psoriasis  #crohns  #parkinsons  #ulcerativecolitis  #arthritis  #pneumonia  #kidneydisease )
Fear is an insight into the pulse of our consciousness. It can be a protective harbinger of danger, or a litmus test for whether our compass is true. It can seize us into analysis paralysis, or be sublimated into action. It can manifest into your deepest regret, or be a fleeting chapter in the greatest leap of your life. You are the author of your own story. Don’t let fear take the pen.
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#paleo #autoimmunepaleo #aip #plantbased #nutrition #healthcoach #glutenfree #cancer #lupus #depression #pcos #diabetes #hashimotos #celiac #anxiety #ibs #ibd #ulcerativecolitis #crohns #ms #ra #fibromyalgia #affirmations #yoga #holistic #inspirations #mantras #health #hypothyroid #fitfam
Fear is an insight into the pulse of our consciousness. It can be a protective harbinger of danger, or a litmus test for whether our compass is true. It can seize us into analysis paralysis, or be sublimated into action. It can manifest into your deepest regret, or be a fleeting chapter in the greatest leap of your life. You are the author of your own story. Don’t let fear take the pen. . . xo, Ali . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #paleo  #autoimmunepaleo  #aip  #plantbased  #nutrition  #healthcoach  #glutenfree  #cancer  #lupus  #depression  #pcos  #diabetes  #hashimotos  #celiac  #anxiety  #ibs  #ibd  #ulcerativecolitis  #crohns  #ms  #ra  #fibromyalgia  #affirmations  #yoga  #holistic  #inspirations  #mantras  #health  #hypothyroid  #fitfam 
The ugly truth of prednisone. First 2 pictures: me at half strength dose in February after tapering from 50mg for 2 months. Full fledged puffer fish look and 15 pounds up from baseline, struggling to not gain more, thus the yoga pants. Insomnia and joint pain on top of the usual mood swings and other side effects. Hysteria around that time I'd never fit my wedding dress in June (thanks mom). Second 2 pictures, 1 month coming off of prednisone, around my wedding. I dropped ten pounds, mood swings went away, round face with the double chin less prominent. And I could fit my dress comfortably! Last 2 pictures: six months off prednisone and my my sleep patterns and energy levels are slowly normalizing still (it aggravated some as yet undiagnosed sleep disturbances). Face has some actual shape and my weight is steady at my baseline from last fall (which is still 30lbs up from before I got sick, good thing I'm tall). You can see my eyes are brighter too, less mood problems more stability. The next daunting task in remission is try to regain some fitness and energy levels, however one does that. #myibd #prednisone #ulcerativecolitis #remission
The ugly truth of prednisone. First 2 pictures: me at half strength dose in February after tapering from 50mg for 2 months. Full fledged puffer fish look and 15 pounds up from baseline, struggling to not gain more, thus the yoga pants. Insomnia and joint pain on top of the usual mood swings and other side effects. Hysteria around that time I'd never fit my wedding dress in June (thanks mom). Second 2 pictures, 1 month coming off of prednisone, around my wedding. I dropped ten pounds, mood swings went away, round face with the double chin less prominent. And I could fit my dress comfortably! Last 2 pictures: six months off prednisone and my my sleep patterns and energy levels are slowly normalizing still (it aggravated some as yet undiagnosed sleep disturbances). Face has some actual shape and my weight is steady at my baseline from last fall (which is still 30lbs up from before I got sick, good thing I'm tall). You can see my eyes are brighter too, less mood problems more stability. The next daunting task in remission is try to regain some fitness and energy levels, however one does that. #myibd  #prednisone  #ulcerativecolitis  #remission 
Hospital drawing. Haha trying to stay positive but ready to be home. Hopefully tomorrow. Thank you all for the well wishes it means a lot. 
#fallenangeltattoo #wacom #geeksterink #geeksterinklegends #getchucked #disney #mickeymouse #autodesksketchbook #hospitalssuck #ulcerativecolitis #ucsucks #wanttogohome
There’s no such thing as bad weather.  Only bad clothing. ❄️☃️❄️ Three week surgi-versary and so off to the gym I go!  Here’s the plan:

15 mins incline walk on the treadmill to nowhere

15 at a moderate pace on the stationary bike to nowhere

Upper body cable work - straight arm pulls, tricep press, curls, chest press, rear delt pulls

A little of everything to wake the system. #wakeywakey  #ibd #ibdwarrior #ucwarrior #butyoudontlooksick #ulcerativecolitis #workoutwednesday
There’s no such thing as bad weather. Only bad clothing. ❄️☃️❄️ Three week surgi-versary and so off to the gym I go! Here’s the plan: 15 mins incline walk on the treadmill to nowhere 15 at a moderate pace on the stationary bike to nowhere Upper body cable work - straight arm pulls, tricep press, curls, chest press, rear delt pulls A little of everything to wake the system. #wakeywakey  #ibd  #ibdwarrior  #ucwarrior  #butyoudontlooksick  #ulcerativecolitis  #workoutwednesday 
If I could stop eating Thai food I would. But I cannot. #sorrynotsorry #teamrice #curryfordays #alltheveggies
All I want for Christmas are books. 
And remission. 
Is that to much to ask?? Quiet night in as I finish up Wonder Woman (which, by the way was awesome). And then I think I’ll move on to A Darker Shade of Magic. With sections of Tribe of Mentors sprinkled in between. The great thing about that book is you can read three pages at a time and it’s a complete interview. 
Feeling a bit stronger tonight but still had a crappy day pain-wise. I can feel my joints starting to ache which happens for me when I have a flare. It being so cold outside likely doesn’t help. So I’m curled up under a blanket in front of the Christmas tree with a puppy sitting on my lap. Sipping my turmeric latte (good anti-inflammatory, FYI), and escaping to far away worlds where no one has an autoimmune disease. ❤️ #quiettime #quietnightin #reading #bookstagram #christmastree #tribeofmentors #adarkershadeofmagic #wonderwoman #ornaments #bookworm #resting #relaxing #remissionismymission #ulcerativecolitis #ibdwarrior #listeningtomybody #exhausted #escapism #autoimmunedisease #fantasyland #turmericlatte #antiinflammatory #ornaments #christmaswishlist #healthisthegreatestgift
All I want for Christmas are books. And remission. Is that to much to ask?? Quiet night in as I finish up Wonder Woman (which, by the way was awesome). And then I think I’ll move on to A Darker Shade of Magic. With sections of Tribe of Mentors sprinkled in between. The great thing about that book is you can read three pages at a time and it’s a complete interview. Feeling a bit stronger tonight but still had a crappy day pain-wise. I can feel my joints starting to ache which happens for me when I have a flare. It being so cold outside likely doesn’t help. So I’m curled up under a blanket in front of the Christmas tree with a puppy sitting on my lap. Sipping my turmeric latte (good anti-inflammatory, FYI), and escaping to far away worlds where no one has an autoimmune disease. ❤️ #quiettime  #quietnightin  #reading  #bookstagram  #christmastree  #tribeofmentors  #adarkershadeofmagic  #wonderwoman  #ornaments  #bookworm  #resting  #relaxing  #remissionismymission  #ulcerativecolitis  #ibdwarrior  #listeningtomybody  #exhausted  #escapism  #autoimmunedisease  #fantasyland  #turmericlatte  #antiinflammatory  #ornaments  #christmaswishlist  #healthisthegreatestgift 
It's been a tough month fighting off illness, being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis has set my training back a bit...I've missed training, suffered migraines and hardly been able to eat....now I could just say why me...I'm fit, I eat healthy and I'm positive, but in life sometimes we are dealt the short straw...this is where you can decide to fight or give up...the doubters will say I'll give up..well I have news for you I don't know what giving up is...I'll recover and be stronger from this and help others in the same situation. #ulcerativecolitis #doubtmenow #positivity #nevergiveup
It's been a tough month fighting off illness, being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis has set my training back a bit...I've missed training, suffered migraines and hardly been able to eat....now I could just say why me...I'm fit, I eat healthy and I'm positive, but in life sometimes we are dealt the short straw...this is where you can decide to fight or give up...the doubters will say I'll give up..well I have news for you I don't know what giving up is...I'll recover and be stronger from this and help others in the same situation. #ulcerativecolitis  #doubtmenow  #positivity  #nevergiveup 
Had a great full body workout with @selfiec It’s awesome to meet like minded ones who love living sustainable lives in regards to health and wellness. Both of us struggle with a chronic illness, hers being Ulcerative Colitis & mine being Lyme Disease. It’s super motivating to meet others who struggle with an illness yet #paytheirdues I’m appreciative everyday to be apart of @1stphorm and meet genuine people just like Courtney! Vlog will be up this week of our full body workout and lunch!
Had a great full body workout with @selfiec It’s awesome to meet like minded ones who love living sustainable lives in regards to health and wellness. Both of us struggle with a chronic illness, hers being Ulcerative Colitis & mine being Lyme Disease. It’s super motivating to meet others who struggle with an illness yet #paytheirdues  I’m appreciative everyday to be apart of @1stphorm and meet genuine people just like Courtney! Vlog will be up this week of our full body workout and lunch!
Anytime I had even the smallest doubt about wearing an ostomy bag for the rest of my life, I'd think of moments like this to quickly send them away! I had to come to Monterey Cookhouse and order 'The Beast" on the last day of Monterey County Burger Week where they were generously offering 50% off all burgers!!! The beast comes with an 8oz. patty, cheddar, onions, onion rings, and brisket, plus fries and all the condiments on the side. $9 for this thing is ridiculous!! #burger #foodie #foodporn #hungry #lunch #dinner #restaurants #bbq #brisket #ibd #ulcerativecolitis #crohnsdisease #ostomy #nocolonstillrollin
Anytime I had even the smallest doubt about wearing an ostomy bag for the rest of my life, I'd think of moments like this to quickly send them away! I had to come to Monterey Cookhouse and order 'The Beast" on the last day of Monterey County Burger Week where they were generously offering 50% off all burgers!!! The beast comes with an 8oz. patty, cheddar, onions, onion rings, and brisket, plus fries and all the condiments on the side. $9 for this thing is ridiculous!! #burger  #foodie  #foodporn  #hungry  #lunch  #dinner  #restaurants  #bbq  #brisket  #ibd  #ulcerativecolitis  #crohnsdisease  #ostomy  #nocolonstillrollin 
Despite the rumors, it’s freezing here! I hope to get up to the mountains and see some real snow soon. We leave for Tepoztlan tomorrow, where it should be warmer. See you in a month Florida. #mexico #mexican #mexicant #mexicocity #blanket #scarf #Lumbersexual  #bitterhipster #toomanywards #haters #amc #florida #steroids #prednisone #uc #ulcerativecolitis #crohns #ibd #ibs #sober #jesus #god #holyspirit #holyghost
My arrow shooting me forward. Today I got approved from the PBS for humira. I can't even put into words how I feel #ulcerativecolitissucks  #ulcerativecolitis #ibd #boweldisease #humira #movingforward #thightattoos #nextstep
The human body. For more than 4.5yrs i have been looking for ways to LOOK better and get the attention to my physique. I admit now, this post isnt any different! I want to say to all my friends battling against UC or Crohn’s or any gut related disease, PROGRESS WILL COME! Treat your body like the holy vessle that it is, and be nice to yourself. Spark that positive mindset and get to work!! #fitpic #fitlife #fitness #fit #fitdutchies #flexing #posing #bulking #dedication #motivation #biceps #pumped #dutchfitness #aesthetic #shredded #grow #progress #trainhard #ibd #ibdwarrior #crohnsandcolitis #crohns #ulcerativecolitis #abs #photography #canon #shameless #nude
The human body. For more than 4.5yrs i have been looking for ways to LOOK better and get the attention to my physique. I admit now, this post isnt any different! I want to say to all my friends battling against UC or Crohn’s or any gut related disease, PROGRESS WILL COME! Treat your body like the holy vessle that it is, and be nice to yourself. Spark that positive mindset and get to work!! #fitpic  #fitlife  #fitness  #fit  #fitdutchies  #flexing  #posing  #bulking  #dedication  #motivation  #biceps  #pumped  #dutchfitness  #aesthetic  #shredded  #grow  #progress  #trainhard  #ibd  #ibdwarrior  #crohnsandcolitis  #crohns  #ulcerativecolitis  #abs  #photography  #canon  #shameless  #nude 
🌿It's a busy time of year, regardless of whether or not you're doing much celebrating. Between the stress, yummy food temptations, or the colder temperatures, your immune and digestive systems are likely being challenged. You  can beat the odds of getting sick or having digestive upsets by protecting your gut!  A good quality probiotic is vital, and Harmony Probiotic Blend can definitely help.  Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, non-GMO and certified Kosher. True quality, along with amazing customer service. We're here to help, so feel free to reach out to get best results!  Go to www.harmonyprobioticblend.com to order! 🌿
🌿It's a busy time of year, regardless of whether or not you're doing much celebrating. Between the stress, yummy food temptations, or the colder temperatures, your immune and digestive systems are likely being challenged. You can beat the odds of getting sick or having digestive upsets by protecting your gut! A good quality probiotic is vital, and Harmony Probiotic Blend can definitely help. Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, non-GMO and certified Kosher. True quality, along with amazing customer service. We're here to help, so feel free to reach out to get best results! Go to www.harmonyprobioticblend.com to order! 🌿
Business lunch by myself. 😍
Business lunch by myself. 😍
Decided to doodle on my Ostomy bag because why not lol. IF YOU WANT A CUSTOM ONE DM ME. An Ostomy is the connection of your intestine with the skin of your abdomen which is made during surgery. I have an ileostomy which means I got my large bowel removed and the last section of the small intestine is connected to the skin of my abdomen. Having an Ostomy isn't something which should be frowned upon or hidden, I am the same as anyone else, just with a different digestive system that's all. Yes its a strange thing but it is not a bad thing! Having an Ostomy is the best thing I have had since I got diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis back in October last year, my IBD got so bad that my intestine was basically useless and therefore I waved goodbye to the fella😂 now I live a "kind of" normal life, and I can do anything I want to, no worries about where the toilet is, no worries about any accidents, I have no restrictions. So whoever is reading this, remember that what ever happens in your life, see the good in it. Surgery wasn't something I wanted but considering the fact it saved my life, I couldn't be more thankful. STAY SMILING AND ALWAYS LEARN FROM EXPERIENCES, NEVER ASK YOURSELF "WHY DID THIS HAVE TO HAPPEN TO ME" GOD PUTS HIS TOUGHEST SOLDIERS THROUGH WHAT HE KNOWS THEY CAN TAKE. HEADS UP BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!! #Ostomy #ileostomy #ulcerativecolitis #ibd #inflammatoryboweldisease #chronic #illness #staystrong #Ostomybag #strong #art #doodles #artist #artistsoninstagram #commission #artwork #pendrawing #pen #drawings #gold #glittery #spam
Decided to doodle on my Ostomy bag because why not lol. IF YOU WANT A CUSTOM ONE DM ME. An Ostomy is the connection of your intestine with the skin of your abdomen which is made during surgery. I have an ileostomy which means I got my large bowel removed and the last section of the small intestine is connected to the skin of my abdomen. Having an Ostomy isn't something which should be frowned upon or hidden, I am the same as anyone else, just with a different digestive system that's all. Yes its a strange thing but it is not a bad thing! Having an Ostomy is the best thing I have had since I got diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis back in October last year, my IBD got so bad that my intestine was basically useless and therefore I waved goodbye to the fella😂 now I live a "kind of" normal life, and I can do anything I want to, no worries about where the toilet is, no worries about any accidents, I have no restrictions. So whoever is reading this, remember that what ever happens in your life, see the good in it. Surgery wasn't something I wanted but considering the fact it saved my life, I couldn't be more thankful. STAY SMILING AND ALWAYS LEARN FROM EXPERIENCES, NEVER ASK YOURSELF "WHY DID THIS HAVE TO HAPPEN TO ME" GOD PUTS HIS TOUGHEST SOLDIERS THROUGH WHAT HE KNOWS THEY CAN TAKE. HEADS UP BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!! #Ostomy  #ileostomy  #ulcerativecolitis  #ibd  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #chronic  #illness  #staystrong  #Ostomybag  #strong  #art  #doodles  #artist  #artistsoninstagram  #commission  #artwork  #pendrawing  #pen  #drawings  #gold  #glittery  #spam 
I literally feel like I’ve been asleep for a million years 😴 
Soo for today literally just wearing mascara, feels so good after a weekend of being busy my skin can finally breath! And speaking of skin I just can’t wait to share with you all my thoughts on two amazing skincare brands that I truly have just fallen in love with 😍
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#minimalmakeup #skincareroutine #skincare #greenbeauty #organicmakeup #model #modeling #ibd #feedingtube #ulcerativecolitis #crohnsdisease #eds #ehlersdanlos #gastroparesis #gp #spoonie #thegirlwhocanteat #chronicillness #selfie #bareface
I literally feel like I’ve been asleep for a million years 😴 Soo for today literally just wearing mascara, feels so good after a weekend of being busy my skin can finally breath! And speaking of skin I just can’t wait to share with you all my thoughts on two amazing skincare brands that I truly have just fallen in love with 😍 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #minimalmakeup  #skincareroutine  #skincare  #greenbeauty  #organicmakeup  #model  #modeling  #ibd  #feedingtube  #ulcerativecolitis  #crohnsdisease  #eds  #ehlersdanlos  #gastroparesis  #gp  #spoonie  #thegirlwhocanteat  #chronicillness  #selfie  #bareface 
I haven’t eaten a salad in 6 years due to my UC but these superfoods are equal to 5 salads!!!!! Can’t beat it! 🙌🏽
I haven’t eaten a salad in 6 years due to my UC but these superfoods are equal to 5 salads!!!!! Can’t beat it! 🙌🏽
My stomach #ulcer pain is back. I feel so depressed about this. Please pray for healing. As you can see, I have one good day, one bad day with no rhyme or reason. #spoonielife #traumaticbraininjury #Repost @thechroniccommunity (@get_repost)
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#fatigue  #ulcerativecolitis #chronicpain #ibs #ibd #ptsd #depression #anxiety #chronicillness #spoonie #invisibleillness #thechroniccommunity #gastritis #tbi
Arm day and the tenth trip to the bathroom are basically the same thing right? #crohnsiscray #armday
Arm day and the tenth trip to the bathroom are basically the same thing right? #crohnsiscray  #armday 
LAST CHANCE TO BUY HAPPY FLUSH "just before" AIR FRESHENER FESTIVE SPARKLE!  Our Christmas Limited edition is now RUNNING LOW in stock.  So if you fancy a change from boring air fresheners why not choose a lovely spicey Christmassy blend of oils instead?

Happy Flush is a British product made by Happy Products Ltd who are a small family business. 
WHO CARES?  WE DO!

We make quality products at affordable prices and offer exceptional customer service. 
In consultation with our customers we made the 1st portable air freshener back in 2014 to make trips to the loo less of an anxious time and more of an enjoyable experience.

That's why 1,000s of customers with and without IBDs IBS and Ostomies choose our products.

Why not give it a try- we even have a money back guarantee if you buy from our website? So you have nothing to lose except toilet odours!

#happyflush #airfreshener #BUYBRITISH #IBS #IBD #stoma #ostomy #Crohns #ulcerativecolitis #colitis #hirschsprungsdisease #crohns #FestiveSparkle
LAST CHANCE TO BUY HAPPY FLUSH "just before" AIR FRESHENER FESTIVE SPARKLE! Our Christmas Limited edition is now RUNNING LOW in stock. So if you fancy a change from boring air fresheners why not choose a lovely spicey Christmassy blend of oils instead? Happy Flush is a British product made by Happy Products Ltd who are a small family business. WHO CARES? WE DO! We make quality products at affordable prices and offer exceptional customer service. In consultation with our customers we made the 1st portable air freshener back in 2014 to make trips to the loo less of an anxious time and more of an enjoyable experience. That's why 1,000s of customers with and without IBDs IBS and Ostomies choose our products. Why not give it a try- we even have a money back guarantee if you buy from our website? So you have nothing to lose except toilet odours! #happyflush  #airfreshener  #BUYBRITISH  #IBS  #IBD  #stoma  #ostomy  #Crohns  #ulcerativecolitis  #colitis  #hirschsprungsdisease  #crohns  #FestiveSparkle 
My reaction when I get a call from the hospital to say I could have my infusion on Friday 🎉🎉🎉⠀
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It will only be 9 days late, but I don’t care. I’m just grateful I can have it this side of Christmas & I know I won’t be feeling as rubbish over the festive period 🎄🎁🎅🏽⠀
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After meeting with my consultant on Monday, we are possibly going to look at taking a “break” from my infusions...and seeing how my body copes & react. So this could possibly be my last one for some time 🤞🏽⠀
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I won’t be having any of the pre-meds prior to this infusion, the question is - whether or not I collapse & have a seizure? If I do, then it looks like these seizures could be something more serious, & if not - it’s most likely an allergic reaction to part of this medication. ⠀
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But I’m staying positive. Like I said before I’m just grateful I’m getting it done quickly.⠀
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(And because it’s CHRISTMAS IN LIKE 12 DAYS 🤗) ⠀
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My reaction when I get a call from the hospital to say I could have my infusion on Friday 🎉🎉🎉⠀ ⠀ It will only be 9 days late, but I don’t care. I’m just grateful I can have it this side of Christmas & I know I won’t be feeling as rubbish over the festive period 🎄🎁🎅🏽⠀ ⠀ After meeting with my consultant on Monday, we are possibly going to look at taking a “break” from my infusions...and seeing how my body copes & react. So this could possibly be my last one for some time 🤞🏽⠀ ⠀ I won’t be having any of the pre-meds prior to this infusion, the question is - whether or not I collapse & have a seizure? If I do, then it looks like these seizures could be something more serious, & if not - it’s most likely an allergic reaction to part of this medication. ⠀ ⠀ But I’m staying positive. Like I said before I’m just grateful I’m getting it done quickly.⠀ ⠀ (And because it’s CHRISTMAS IN LIKE 12 DAYS 🤗) ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
I forget, folks don't see my smile when I wear this. So I probably just look like I'm intently and awkwardly staring at them.

Standard lab work up today. Iron and anemia, where you at? Hopefully no where visible in my results...
I forget, folks don't see my smile when I wear this. So I probably just look like I'm intently and awkwardly staring at them. Standard lab work up today. Iron and anemia, where you at? Hopefully no where visible in my results...