The Perfect Match: Finding Dr. Right

If only there were a magical formula to find the right doctor for every patient! Much like slogging through the dating scene to find love, cutting through all the crap doctors to get to the good one is a struggle. Looking back there had been signs of crohn’s disease in my life since I was a kid, but…

Fun Money $aving Tip

Go to the grocery store. Spend as much time as you want leisurely navigating their aisles and get everything you want and need. Wait in the checkout line. After the cashier has charged all your items, realize that you forgot your credit card. Have her go back through and return items one at a time so…

Pho Times

It’s been a busy week packing up and saying goodbye to my family before heading back to LA. I start work on Monday, so the past few days have been filled with cooking and stockpiling food in the freezer so I have something to fall back on when I’m lazy and don’t feel like creating a…

It’s Been a Week??

I really let the time slip away this week without posting! To be fair I’ve been very busy. I saw Keanu, Captain America: Civil War, and Sing Street, spent some time working on other writing, and just generally lounging around because I’m on vacation. But I’m sure you’ve all been sitting on the edge of your seats…

Cooking on the Road

This weekend my family went up to the mountains for Mother’s Day, presenting the challenge of preparing several days worth of meals in advance. The goal once I’m back to work/reality is to prep a week’s worth of meals each Sunday, so this was a nice little test run. But like any test run, it…

I Ate Breakfast Today!

I did it! I ate breakfast today! As it turns out my parents’ blender broke awhile back and they now use the immersion blender for the occasional smoothie. I just tossed in some avocado, blueberries, almond milk, and sun butter in a measuring cup and blended immersely. I was a little skeptical that a smoothie would…

A Good Laugh During Surgery

My mom and I are waiting in the examination room. There are never any clocks in these rooms, so I sit there swinging my legs in time with the seconds that I can only assume go by despite the absence of a clock. They must know that if they put clocks on the walls the patients…

The First Post and The Second Day

Welcome to my blog about living with Crohn’s Disease! As I just explained to my mom while sitting in the kitchen tossing back our nightly meds together, this exercise is really to hold myself accountable for living a healthier life with Crohn’s. Over the years I’ve kept and unkept food diaries, health apps, and lists of…