Chronic Illness + Anxiety Story Time: My First Surgery If you're following along on social media, you probably saw I was HOSPITALIZED. *que dramatic music* I had been feeling… READ MORE! When it Rains, it Pours Happy MONDAY, FRIENDS. It has been.... a hellacious week. And I'm going to tell you about it because I feel… READ MORE! STORY TIME: First Time Using Stelara (And am I a Diabetic now?!) Hey friends! If you keep up with my "Chronic Illness Chronicles" you probably remember a little something about swollen optic… READ MORE! Story Time: My First Lumbar Puncture! 💉 My first thought when my neruo-ophthalmologist told me I'd need a spinal tap was, "THEY'RE GUNNA TAP ME LIKE A… READ MORE! Friday: Doctor Appointments, Diagnoses, & More! WOW was it an eventful Friday. And not the kind of eventful Friday you want to have. The kind of eventful Friday… READ MORE! #BellLetsTalk : Shining Light on Mental Illnesses On January 25, 2017, the Twitter world blew up in conversation about mental illnesses all under the hashtag "#BellLetsTalk". Millions… READ MORE! Depression is Easy. If I don't get out of bed and immediately do something productive, it takes the world to get me back… READ MORE! How My Chronic Illness Changed My Life For The Better I cuddled up to my body pillow the other night before falling asleep only to feel the nausea set in.… READ MORE! The “Anxiety Pack” For Travel Traveling with a chronic illness is difficult and traveling with travel anxiety is like 100x more difficult (LOL @ my life amirite)… READ MORE! Luxe Bidet Neo 185 for IBS, IBD, & Other Gastrointestinal Illnesses *Disclaimer: I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the… READ MORE! 🎗STORY TIME: My First MRI🎗 If you've read any of my recent posts about my Crohn's Disease, you know I've been strugglin'. (Here's one!) I… READ MORE! Organic Aromas Essential Oils Diffuser I've been really into Aromatherapy lately and what it can do for my stress and anxiety, so I jumped on… READ MORE! The Other Side Of Invisible Illness (A Personal Recount) "Invisible Illnesses" are considered such due to the lack of outward "tells". Those suffering from such illnesses aren't typically in… READ MORE! 10 Effective Ways to Practice Self-Care I saw a post like this on Facebook and decided to take the title and make my own list! I… READ MORE! Sea-Side Updates + Crohn’s Disease TMIs Hi everyone! If you've been keeping up on Instagram you know I'm hanging out at the beach with my future… READ MORE! Squash Your Travel Anxiety! Travel can be overwhelming but so many find it worth the hassle - because it totally is! If you're prone… READ MORE! 5 Free Apps for Anxiety I downloaded a ton of new apps from the Apple store before this road trip because I thought I could… READ MORE! I Panicked At The Disco Anxiety is a funny thing. You can be totally fine all day long – until you’re just not. I wrote… READ MORE! Story Time: The Humira Ordeal So if you know me personally or just read here, you know I suffer from Crohn's Disease, as does… READ MORE! An Open Letter to the Ones in Love with the Chronically Ill 💌 Your job isn't an easy one. It may actually be harder to love us than to be in our position; watching us… READ MORE! Coping With Anxiety: A Personal Experience I've seen 3 doctors and I was told "We can fix this with conversation", "This will go away when the prednisone… READ MORE! Lessons Learned || Anxiety The last 10 months have caused me so much pain and confusion, and I have spent more time than I… READ MORE! Pulling Yourself Out Of A Rut // Dealing With Bouts Of Depression It's hard to say for certain if I suffer from depression. I wouldn't doubt it, but I do think it's… READ MORE! Sincerely, a pissed off sick person. I'm so grumpy about this today. I've complained about my Gastroenterologist before, but here I go again! Since my sister… READ MORE! Religion: by the not so religious Give it to God. God is bigger than this. He is bigger than you. He is bigger than your fears,… READ MORE! “Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you.” It's been almost 8 months since I had the panic attack that flipped my world upside down. I've never spoken… READ MORE!