Manic Monday Musings

Hello! Let’s get right into it. I’m still not feeling great. I’m still not spending my time running because bouncing up and down is not something my dumb disease will get on board with right now. And while that makes me feel very sad — and a little bit lazy — it does give me […]

Placing Blame

I wrote this post last night when I was feeling far more optimistic than I am today. But rather than ditch the feelings of positivity and succumbing to my inner pissed-offed-ness, we’re going with it… There are billions of different types of people in this world. Today, I am here to discuss four of them. […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On Having Crohn’s Disease

I mentioned the other day that this week is Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week. Now, if you’ve read this blog for longer than a day or two, you’re fully aware of Crohn’s disease. I like to think I’ve done my part to help spread awareness over the years, even if all the details along the […]

Thankful Things Thursday: The Worst Is Probably Over

Since coming back to work on Tuesday, I’ve taken a bit of an ass-kicking. I know: two whole days at the office, OMG! But because I felt slightly better on Tuesday than I did a week — or even three days — before, I figured I could go back to my “normal” routine and I’d […]

Admitted

Greetings from my home for the week: Mount Sinai Medical Center. Guess what? It sucks here and I hate it. But I’m trying to suck up the “hospitals are so depressing and I miss my bed and I haven’t showered since Wednesday” feeling and tell myself that being here is for the best. A little […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Keeping On

Monday was a rock-bottom day for me. While it wasn’t the worst day I’ve ever had physically, on the emotional side it was definitely among the toughest I can remember. I cannot ever remember a time in my life when I just felt so defeated and couldn’t get the words “I can’t do this anymore” […]

Not Myself

I’ve been having a hard time lately. It’s been three weeks since this most recent Crohn’s flare-up got pretty bad. It’s been almost three weeks since I sought out a new doctor (still adore him, by the way) and almost three weeks since I began taking a relatively high dose of steroids. And it’s been […]

Take My Sweat (It’s A Giveaway & It’s Not Gross)

Do you know what I want so badly right now? I want to use my damn mango soap. Back in June, I was interviewed by Women’s Running magazine (no, I don’t know why they wanted to talk to me, either — probably because 8:30 miles are the new “elite” status), and the nice ego-boosting people […]

Dr. Wonderful

The post title says it all, right? I obviously hate my new doctor. False! Lies! I adore him. After a few extra-frustrating days, I really needed a pick-me-up last night. I had booked this appointment with a new GI doctor nearly a month in advance, and I was looking forward to it with exceptionally high […]

A Tough Year

As each year passes, I find myself making a grand declaration that “This was the best year ever!” In 2005, I studied abroad in Australia. In 2007, I made sure to go all-out during my senior year of college (that mostly means “drink all the boxed wine”). I lived in a house off-campus with four […]