Ulcerative Colitis Journey

I cannot poop

I cannot poop. It is not lost on me how ridiculous that sounds. It is not lost on me how much of an exaggeration and an over simplification this sounds to someone else. 'What do you mean you can't poop?' they ask. 'There are things you can take for constipation' they suggest. But it's not… Continue reading I cannot poop

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The Chair Technique

I was able to hold it together for so long, with the endometriosis pain running my life, and the new diagnosis of an immune disease changing my life forever. I could hold it together while I was alone in Vancouver, but then I moved. I moved a day late because of a pancreatitis flare that… Continue reading The Chair Technique

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Leaning on your spoonie support system

Talking through endometriosis, ulcerative colitis, hysterectomies and more Rachel Egan, I am so delighted to be interviewing you today as I think your story, while complicated, will resonate as a whole โ€“ or in parts โ€“ to a lot of people. To give people a background, I was admitted to the Vancouver General Hospital almost… Continue reading Leaning on your spoonie support system

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The Reuleaux of my health

The meaning behind the logo For the last 20 years I have been trying to better understand and 'treat' my endometriosis with surgeries, birth control pills and pain medications. In the latter years I started to get wiser about the effects of nutrition and thus started to explore dietary solutions to mitigate the symptoms associated… Continue reading The Reuleaux of my health

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My body is attacking itself

Having multiple autoimmune diseases I was born a fantastically healthy baby, with no jaundice, asthma, or abnormalities that would see me through to adulthood. Until I was 14 and the much raved about menstrual periods started.ย  I was overjoyed by the fact that I was part of the club that I didnt bother mentioning to… Continue reading My body is attacking itself