A Swimmer With Crohn's Disease Has Made It to The Olympics

Kathleen Baker made it to the 2016 Olympics despite her Crohn’s Disease.

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What Goes Through My Head During a 'Night Out' With a Crohn's Flare

Saturday night my husband Richard and I got all dressed up and went to dinner for his office Christmas party. This got me thinking about how I, a person battling an active Crohn’s disease flare up, handles attending events. Normally, I would be excited and eager to get out of the house and spend time [...]
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'Should I or Shouldn't I': Indulging on Food Over the Holidays With Crohn's Disease

Food. It’s only a four-letter word, but did you know it’s actually one of the most complex words in the dictionary? Really, it’s true! Well, for some of us anyway. Let’s get one thing straight: I. Love. Food. I love food. I love food! Food. We can’t live without it. Literally – we need it [...]

When Bad Experiences in the ER Make You Fearful of Seeking Treatment

Let me start by saying that in general, I’m not a person who finds herself afraid of many things. However, for the past year or so, I’ve begun to be anxious, worried and downright scared of one particular thing – seeking medical attention! I have an entire smorgasbord of chronic illnesses – Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, postural [...]
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How the 'War' on Medical Marijuana Affects Me as a Crohn's Patient

It’s no secret that marijuana is used to treat countless disorders and diseases. In fact, more than half of the United States has legalized medical marijuana for patients with qualifying conditions. As of March 1, of 2016, more than 1.2 million Americans were registered medical marijuana card holders. Despite legality, scientific research, and my own living [...]