• Colitis

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    Good morning! Q-Man (aka “Cumin”) turns 22 months old later this week, so I documented last Friday as a way to remember this time in our life. I’m actually heading to Los Angeles for part of this week, so I didn’t want to miss our usual Day In The Life post, so I decided to do it […]

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    Last Sunday, I attended the 2016 Boston Patient & Family IBD Symposium, which was hosted by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). It was a half-day event (with breakfast!) for people living with IBD as well as their families. The agenda included a number of interesting and educational talks from top doctors in the area, including […]

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    As the title explains: Remicade stopped working for me. Whomp whomp. Within days of giving you guys a happy UC update, things started to fall apart. (Gah, I totally jinxed myself.) I thought maybe I was having a bit too much fun around the holidays (i.e. treats, booze, staying up late), but after a few […]

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    Hey, hey! It seemed like a lot of you guys liked my original “In the Name of Science: 4 Days of Meals & Snacks,” so I decided to write another one. My participation in the ulcerative colitis study actually ended last week (it was just a 6-week study), so I won’t need to track my food intake anymore, but I still thought you […]

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    what a runner crossfit mom ibd fighter eats

    As you guys might remember, I am participating in a study about how diet affects ulcerative colitis. I’m in the control group, so I’m just eating the way that I usually do. But since I need to track exactly what I consume four out of seven days of the week, I thought you guys might be interested to see […]

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    Good morning, friends! Happy FRIDAY to you! How was your week? We had a nice one over here, but, wow, it flew by. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s the holiday season or what, but it definitely whizzed by. Anyway, I wanted to share some highlights from our life lately, so here we go! I went to […]

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    Remicade Day

    Good morning and HAPPY Friday to you! Yesterday marked one year of Remicade infusions for me, so I wanted to share what a typical day is like when I get an infusion at the hospital. I also wanted to share some advice and tips for one’s first appointment since Remicade/infusions/hospitals can be kind of scary. […]

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