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I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened Feature
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I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened

I've learned now that not all health issues present themselves—some are silently lurking inside you and, without regular screening, we may miss them.

I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened
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I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened

I've learned now that not all health issues present themselves—some are silently lurking inside you and, without regular screening, we may miss them.

What It's Like in the Depths of Sickness with Lupus
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What It's Like in the Depths of Sickness with Lupus

What is it like to live with lupus? In this post, I’m going to share what it was like to be in the depths of my sickness with lupus. I’ll paint a picture of what it was like to be incredibly, chronically ill.

Even a Hysterectomy May Not Protect Against Ovarian Cancer
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Even a Hysterectomy May Not Protect Against Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer can occur, often without symptoms or warning, even after a total hysterectomy with ovaries removed.

How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy
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How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy

When I was 21 I was blindsided with a diagnosis of an incurable chronic illness. I was told I had Crohn's disease—an autoimmune disease that attacks the gastrointestinal tract, leading to severe pain and fatigue (just to name a few of the downsides).

A Letter to My 21-year-old, Newly Diagnosed With Crohn's Self–From 13 Years in the Future
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A Letter to My 21-year-old, Newly Diagnosed With Crohn's Self–From 13 Years in the Future

Parenthood is daunting, no matter what, especially your first time around. Throw in an unpredictable, often debilitating condition and tackling the role is even more challenging.

How Endometriosis Changed My Marriage
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How Endometriosis Changed My Marriage

I got diagnosed with Endometriosis at 22 right when our lives together were beginning, right at the starting line.

Living With Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Isn’t the End
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Living With Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Isn’t the End

I watched other new moms bonding with their infants saying it was the best thing that ever happened to them. To me it felt like the worst. But that’s not how my story ends.

Drowning in New Motherhood: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
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Drowning in New Motherhood: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

You know that nightmare about giving a speech in your underwear? That’s basically what sharing this story about my journey with postpartum depression and anxiety is like for me.

What I Want You to Know About Living with Endometriosis
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What I Want You to Know About Living with Endometriosis

I looked perfectly healthy on the outside and I was always ready with a fake smile. Inside, all I felt was despair swallowing me whole.

I am a Hairy Woman Due to PCOS—And I am Happy and Proud of It
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I am a Hairy Woman Due to PCOS—And I am Happy and Proud of It

Exactly one year ago today, my gastroenterologist pulled the curtain back to find me still in post-colonoscopy position, groggy, yet mostly awake and said the words I have been waiting to hear since 2009: "There are no ulcers. You are in remission."

Busy Moms, These Self-Care Tips Are Just for You
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Busy Moms, These Self-Care Tips Are Just for You

These self-care strategies for busy moms require little-to-no time and do not cost a dime!

How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy
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How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy

When I was 21 I was blindsided with a diagnosis of an incurable chronic illness. I was told I had Crohn's disease—an autoimmune disease that attacks the gastrointestinal tract, leading to severe pain and fatigue (just to name a few of the downsides).

Overcoming the Fear of Having Another Baby After Postpartum Depression
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Overcoming the Fear of Having Another Baby After Postpartum Depression

I watched other new moms bonding with their infants saying it was the best thing that ever happened to them. To me it felt like the worst. But that’s now how my story ends.

Tips for Busy Moms to Include Fitness for Better Self-Care
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Tips for Busy Moms to Include Fitness for Better Self-Care

These self-care strategies for busy moms require little-to-no time and do not cost a dime!

Reflecting on Motherhood & Crohn's: Year One
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Reflecting on Motherhood & Crohn's: Year One

Parenthood is daunting, no matter what, especially your first time around. Throw in an unpredictable, often debilitating condition and tackling the role is even more challenging.

What It's Like in the Depths of Sickness with Lupus
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What It's Like in the Depths of Sickness with Lupus

What is it like to live with lupus? In this post, I’m going to share what it was like to be in the depths of my sickness with lupus. I’ll paint a picture of what it was like to be incredibly, chronically ill.

How Being “Disabled” is a Full-Time Job
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How Being “Disabled” is a Full-Time Job

Being disabled is a full-time job. The amount of time it takes to stay on top of your health and keeping up with paperwork while feeling the worst you ever have in your life is all-consuming.