https://youtu.be/ZdPJu67fqMM If you've followed my new blog this year, you might have noticed that I recently changed the name of it to The Spoonie Ironman. And now that I have been asked more than a few times what it means, I figured I would write a short blog to answer the question on here officially.… Continue reading Why The Spoonie Ironman?
https://youtu.be/-eBIGMKRVKY Please click the subscribe button to get the latest updates, help me grow my page, and have these videos be more visible to others. In this episode of Spoonie Sunday Strolls I discuss my experience with the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine and how making turtle steps with chronic illness can help you… Continue reading Spoonie Sunday Stroll #5: COVID-19 Vaccine Shot 1 & How To Make Progress By Taking Turtle Steps With Chronic Illness.
https://youtu.be/Pon1oVq5i8s It's Valentine's Day so I figured it was appropriate to share some thoughts on dating and relationships with chronic illness. It's not easy, but there are some things I've found successful. Today I share three tips that I think are key in order to get things off to a good start and continue down… Continue reading Spoonie Sunday Stroll #4 – Dating & Relationships With A Chronic Illness. Plus 3 Tips & 1 Pearl Of Wisdom.
https://youtu.be/MFYaXnUoQQo Please click the subscribe button to get the latest updates, help me grow my page, and have these videos be more visible to others. This is Spoonie Sunday Stroll #3 and I talk about something super important to anyone living with a chronic illness, MENTAL HEALTH! I also share the three things that have… Continue reading Spoonie Sunday Stroll #3: Mental Health With Chronic Illness And 3 Tips To Improve It.
In this Spoonie Sunday Stroll I talk about the 3 stages of acceptance we all go through with chronic illness.
Spoonie Sunday Stroll #1: Big News & What Will Spoonie Sunday Strolls Be! Let's go for a walk together since movement is healthy and talk about everything chronic illness.
Coddiwomple - To travel in a purposeful manner to a vague destination.
https://videopress.com/v/UVffACAX?autoPlay=true&preloadContent=auto I’m buying back in and going to push my chips to the middle of the table for my advocacy in 2021. I’M ALL IN. Sadly, over the past year or so, I haven’t been able to devote as much time as I’d want to my advocacy. There were times that I managed to get… Continue reading My 2021 Advocacy Plan
https://youtu.be/7vWl0M2h-EI For much of 2013 and some of 2014 I was bedridden due to my Crohn’s disease coming back and having to make the decision to have a proctectomy which would make my ostomy permanent. After my many surgeries, the one to remove my rectum was the most difficult recovery I ever had. The pain… Continue reading An Open Letter To Mike Reilly, The Voice Of IRONMAN: My Ostomy Life Is Not A “LOUSY” Life
If you read this blog, then you probably have noticed that I follow a lot of business leaders, motivational speakers, and more to get my inspiration from. Some might find it weird that I find so many parallels between their advice or lifestyle to chronic illness. When you break down what they say and adapt… Continue reading Reality vs. Expectations With A Chronic Illness
You might have noticed that I've been fairly quiet lately on my pages and here on the blog. The reason for this was fairly simple and something we've all experienced, my health spiraling out of control despite my best efforts. Soon after the physical challenges of a flare come on, the mental challenges follow. This… Continue reading Chronic Illness Life: How I Explain What It’s Like To Live With Everyday Challenges and Questions.