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.
I'm not going sugarcoat anything when it comes to traveling with a chronic illness. There is always anxiety that comes with being farther from home. One of the worst parts, it never goes away. When we aren't doing well, the anxiety is always going to be high. And when we are doing well, the fear… Continue reading A Traveling Spoonie – Anxiety Never Goes Away
Disclosure: AbbVie paid for my travel and expenses and compensated me for my time to attend this event. AbbVie is also sponsoring this post, but all opinions and thoughts are my own. It’s hard to put into words what it feels like to return home after an event like the IBD Warrior Challenge hosted by Abbvie to… Continue reading AbbVie IBD Warrior Challenge Event
Recently I had three friends reach out to me at the same time for help. A friend of theirs went through hell and back due to a major surgical complication, and they thought of me. I wonder why? I have no experience when it comes to surgery. I kid I kid. In fact, I'd call… Continue reading Why Helping Others Is The Best Drug For Chronic Illness
“Go to the doctor” is what my wife tells me to do every single time I get a cold, allergy attack, or anything mild, and while I would love to tell her she’s right like all women are, the fact is…well, she is right. Recently I had a cold/allergy attack which lingered in my lungs… Continue reading Guys Need To Be More Proactive Managing Their Chronic Illness – 2.5 Minute Read
A few weeks ago, my cousin, Josh, said to me, “It’s so cool that you are open and have fun with your illness. Not many guys are like that,” and while I appreciated this comment in many ways, it also made me think about how opening up about my illness has improved my life in… Continue reading Why More Men Need To Advocate For Chronic Illness – 3 Minute Read
For years I have said that I am one of the luckiest guys in the world. Every day I wake up with worries and anxiety about what can potentially be ahead. With that being the case there is one thing I don't have to worry about, the network of supportive friends I have around me.… Continue reading A Network Of Amazing Friends Is Priceless (2.5 Minute Read)