Category Archives: Health

Out of my hands (3 women whose names I don’t know)

As soon as I sat down in the hospital’s Blood Draw Room I begin examining my inner arms, trying to find the tiny scars which I rely on to remind me from which arm it is easier to draw blood. … Continue reading

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Laughter as a sign of hope

My neck is itchy. Ever since I began my adventures in auto-immune disorders, the skin problems that I thought had disappeared after childhood have resurfaced, and lately they have manifested in an itchy neck. Looking in the mirror yesterday I … Continue reading

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Fueling Love (my guest post at Jordy Liz Blogs)

Jordy at Jordy Liz Blogs invited a number of bloggers to write about how they are expressing their One Word for 2013 in love. My One Word is Fuel, so today I am sharing how filling my tank helps me … Continue reading

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Why I Run: My guest post for Jennifer Luitwieler

Jennifer Luitwieler has a great series on Why I Run, and I finally got my act together and wrote my manifesto. I run because it gives me something to be bad at! People who are athletic have no understanding of … Continue reading

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The Diagnosis (part 3 of 2?)

I have spent this week reflecting on the events of one year ago, when I finally found out what was going on with my crazy belly and was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I wrote about the day before the exam, … Continue reading

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The Diagnosis (part 2 of 2)

This week I am celebrating (?)  my Diagnosiversary, one year after having been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Yesterday I wrote about the day before the tests, and the story concludes here – sort of. “Don’t worry, it’s just like falling … Continue reading

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The Diagnosis (part 1 of 2)

This week I am celebrating (?)  my Diagnosiversary, one year after having been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. This is the first of two posts about that experience. One year ago today was the day before I was going to have … Continue reading

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Wanting more than strength

I have a confession: I never liked the LiveStrong movement. But how could I ever admit to that? I can hear the follow-up question now: what, do you hate supporting cancer patients? Of course not. As far as I’m concerned, … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes, volume 24

— 1 — It starts every year once the weather turns cold and my academic year schedule goes into full force. I have a terrible afternoon habit that gets me through the witching hour: I have a hot chocolate addiction. … Continue reading

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My One Word for 2013: Fuel

I didn’t eat dinner last night. Since my Crohn’s diagnosis, I have learned that sometimes it is easier not to eat, and last night was one of those times. I could feel some cramping and unease, and didn’t feel like … Continue reading

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