Procedure and Surgeries Webcast

Preparing for Procedures and Surgeries

In May of 2015, during Digestive Disease Week ( DDW ), I had the honor of hosting the webcast Preparing for Procedures and Surgeries for the IBD Social Circle. The webcast panelist included Amber J. Tresca of, Dr. Megan Costedio of the Cleveland Clinic, Ryan Stevens of, Dr. Muhammad Ali of The University of […]

Pain Scales for Crohn’s Disease

  I have long been a proponent of listening to what your body tells you.  All those little aches, pains, strains, niggles and general “something doesn’t feel right” moments are just Mother Natures way of focussing your attention on problems that need to be addressed.  In the case of Crohn’s Disease, those “problems” can range from […]

Asking for help . . .

    Asking for help is something that can appear so much harder to do when you have Crohn’s Disease or any other form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).  I think that this is because IBD sometimes makes us creatures of extremes.  One one hand, the disease takes so much from us that we refuse […]

Weight Problems with IBD

I am probably going to get all kinds of grief for writing this post, but what the hell.  One of the symptoms that is normally associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease is weight loss.  In all honesty this can frequently be a drastic and dramatic weight loss.  However, I think it appropriate to cover a little […]

World IBD Day 2015

Today is Tuesday, May 19th 2015 and it’s World IBD Day! What exactly does that mean? No, it’s not a day to celebrate Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Honestly, outside of all the great people that I now consider to be part of my IBD family I can’t think of another reason to celebrate IBD. It’s a […]

Shakespeare, Hamlet, and IBD…

Times change and people change with it.  Living with Crohn’s Disease can force you to re-evaluate a great many things in life.  It can put you outside the comfort zone of the general population who consider talking about Inflammatory Bowel Disease as something to be avoided.  Over time, I have discovered that whilst I still […]

Episode 14 – FAQ with Dr Peter Higgins

Dr. Peter Higgins of the University of Michigan IBD Center is our special guest this month. Dr. Higgins talks to us about the latest IBD research that is going on.. New IBD drugs that have just come to market Ozanimod and Mongersen.. Can you have both Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis? The 23andMe Study, The […]