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What a week

Charlotte and I were set up to have a colonoscopy this week. Last Sunday Charlotte was first so she spent all that day on a liquid diet. 430 more words

My Thoughts And Memories

Surveillance for CRC in IBD patients

IBD patients (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease) have an increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC), especially in long-standing, severe and extensive disease. Use of 5-ASA seems to be a protective factor against CRC, whereas the diagnosis of primary sclerosing cholangitis boosts this risk. 272 more words


What Happened Yesterday

It’s been a long morning for me, thanks to Lacie, the amazing alarm clock dog.  The neighbours next door let her out in the early morning to do her business and she barks her fool little head off at….I don’t know….snowflakes, fence posts, air.   938 more words

A Lifetime Of Being Me


I have Crohn’s disease. I was diagnosed 2 years ago as an adult so I am one of the lucky ones. Most people are under 30 when diagnosed and live with it for life. 322 more words

Thorn in the Flesh

Originally Posted 7/9/13 from Blogger

I have spent a significant portion of my life in pain.  Various levels of it, from bothersome/annoying, to excruciating/unable to function.  415 more words

Dear Diary

Guts (but not the Aggro Crag kind)

To start off, if you grew up in the early 90’s you may enjoy the beautiful ‘Guts’ reference in the above title. If you do not fall into that category, the ‘Aggro Crag’ was the coveted trophy awarded to the 1st place winner of the Nickelodeon show ‘Guts’. 603 more words

A new alternative to colonoscopy

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Cologuard, a non-invasive screening test for colon cancer, is an option for people who do not want to undergo a colonoscopy. 345 more words