Five Reasons Why I’m Grateful for My Ulcerative Colitis

Five Reasons Why I’m Grateful for My Ulcerative Colitis

It’s easy to complain about inflammatory bowel disease. The constant worrying about where the nearest bathroom is, what you should and shouldn’t be eating, and side effects of medications – it’s not fun. But strangely, I don’t wish for a life without it. Having ulcerative colitis has changed me, and I wouldn’t be who I am today if I hadn’t been through all of the challenges I’ve faced. So with Thanksgiving coming up, here are five reasons why I’m grateful for my ulcerative colitis.

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Diet and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Clinical Trial

Diet and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Clinical Trial

One of the most frustrating things about diet and IBD is the lack of research. Fortunately, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation has been making an effort to change that. A clinical trial is currently enrolling individuals with mild to moderate Crohn’s disease to test two diets.

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Entyvio Connect, Revisited

Entyvio Connect, Revisited

One of the most popular posts on my blog is one from last year, A Guide to Using Entyvio Connect. I guess that isn’t surprising, since I wrote the post after experiencing much confusion and inconvenience trying to get Entyvio Connect to reimburse my health care provider for the cost of my Entyvio infusions. I’ve been meaning to update that post after having been through the process again this year, but I’ve been dreading it. I wish I had better news, but it was just as dizzying this year.

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How to Prepare for a Doctor's Appointment

How to Prepare for a Doctor's Appointment

The New York Times published a A Doctor's Guide to a Good Appointment, which has some great advice for how to find a doctor and what to do before, during, and after an appointment. When you have a chronic illness, you quickly get used to having a lot of doctor's appointments, and I agree with a lot of the tips in this article.

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