Stemming from a childhood diagnosis of Crohn's Disease (since re-diagnosed with Colitis) "Li'l Crohnsie" shares with you her experiences as a patient of IBD.
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I'm Actually Pretty Lucky
So this is a rough draft guideline of a portrait I conceived of during the peak of my relapse whilst I was throwing myself a pity-party. I was curled up in a ball in bed feeling sorry for myself, and had to reel myself in by reminding myself how lucky I am to a) have a job to be home sick from b) have short term disability to rely on and c) have FMLA to cover my ass as well. Not to mention the support and love of J and my family (I almost had to beat my mother away with a stick to keep her from visiting while I was too sick for her to be here). And I started thinking about what a miserable whiner I can be, and this is the image that came to my mind. A spoiled brat weeping a bejeweled tear while moping in bed and suckling a lobster tail. It's a work in progress, but it still sums up how I feel about myself when I get too mopey.
Welcome to the Diary of Li'l Crohnsie, where you can find not only my musings and rants about the horror of my bowel activities, but articles, anecdotes and other resources for those of us living with IBD and similar chronic health issues.
Despite having been re-diagnosed as having Ulcerative Colitis, "Li'l Crohnsie" was a college nickname, thus I have dubbed this blog as such for nostalgic reasons.
The purpose of this blog is, contrary to popular belief, not to gross you out but rather to encourage other patients of IBD to shed the shame that is often associated with excess (and often uncontrollable) pooping.
Ask me anything you like at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the comments.