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 […]
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A 504 Plan Experience
The last blog I wrote for you was about the basics of a 504 plan. Today’s blog comes from the heart. It isn’t your happy, feel-good story either. When I think about it, I get mad all over again. You see, getting my son’s 504 was not all that easy. At the end of my […]
Whoa… Should I really be talking about IBD?
At a recent support group meeting I listened to a few people talk about how their child or they themselves don’t want to talk about their IBD with anyone. They don’t want anyone to know. Hearing them relate their feelings and recalling others expressing their wishes to keep quiet about what they are going through, made me […]
I may not have IBD but. . . .
I have never been diagnosed with IBD. Never seen a bloody bowel movement. Never lost significant amount of weight in a short period of time. Never curled into a ball because of the excruciating pain inside my guts. Never had severe fatigue that I couldn’t function. (Well, maybe some fatigue. I am a mother after […]
The Hardest Decision of My Life
When I found out I was becoming a Father for the first time, I spent almost the entire nine months thinking about what life was going to be like for myself and my son-to-be. I spent hours dreaming about feeding him, changing him, watching him take his first steps, and what life would be like […]