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My Experience Travelling Unstable: Disney & Universal Studios

Ola readers!

I am back from “vacation”, which I quickly realized did not feel like a vacation at all.

That sounds so negative to start the post, but I had mixed feelings about the trip. 1,872 more words

Chronic Illness

Everyone and their brother has IBD

Every so often, the fact that I have Crohn’s diseases will come up organically in conversation. Now, this is not usually something I lead with, but whether it be about my diet or the reason I wasn’t feeling well one day, the truth usually comes out. 259 more words

Crohn's Disease

My Invisible Battle

Hi Guys and Dolls,

For 7 years now, I’ve been battling an invisible illness. One, which I’ve only recently become more public about – Something I wish I had done long ago. 99 more words


First blog post

Hi, my name’s Kelsie … I use KelsieTheCactus as the domain name because I do love cacti. But that’s not important. What is important is why I am starting this blog. 642 more words

Bowel Disease


I decided to write about my experience in the lead up to and experience of my colonoscopy. Hopefully it will help others and it will certainly keep me entertained whilst holed up in the smallest room! 1,207 more words

Weight Loss

Ozanimod : hope in ulcerative colitis

Treatment with the sphingosine1-phosphate 1 (S1P) and 5 (S1P5)  receptor modulator ozanimod led to clinical, endoscopic, and histologic remission in patients with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis (UC), data from the ongoing TOUCHSTONE study have shown, offering hopes for novel oral therapeutics with distinct mechanisms of action. 311 more words


Give me my toilet! 

I need to vent about this. I ordered my Ostomy supplies February 9th, they shipped the 13th. I usually get them 2 days after they are shipped. 182 more words