The question I get asked most often by other patients and people who read my blog is “how do you keep a smile on your face and stay so positive/optimistic all the time?”. I never really know how to answer when I am approached with this question. Because the truth is a lot of the … More The Truth About Being an Optimist with a Chronic Illness
What kind of lunatic gets in a car for hours and heads to a theme park less than 24 hours after a hospital visit? That would be this girl right here! Now before you shake your head and think how I don’t take care of myself or that I must be a very large pain … More Confessions of A (Mostly) Obedient Patient
Someone asked me the other day “Gabby, why do you call yourself an advocate?” See, according to this person in order for one to truly call themselves an advocate they have to be known well by the media and public and attend conferences and give speeches. While it is clearly true that many advocates do … More What Makes A Favorable Health Advocate?
Hey guys, For those of who don’t know May is Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Awareness month and May 19th is World IBD day. So, for that reason I’ve decided to do some different posts throughout the month sharing more information with you all. Today I wanted to write about something that really grills my … More Misconceptions About IBD and Weight
Hey guys, this post is to talk about something that I’ve gotten many questions about; how I’ve lived on a college campus and how I’ve simply stayed an active student in college while having what is considered a severe case of Crohns Disease. *disclaimer: this is part one of my story. I no longer feel … More Crohns on Campus: Part 1
Hey guys, If you have IBD then you’re no stranger to all of the advice you get. From family, friends, even strangers. It can get overwhelming and frustrating after a certain point to have to hear things like “it’s all in your head” or “a spoonful of cinnamon would cure you”. Odds are that you’ll … More 3 Ways To Cope With Unwanted Advice About IBD