Monthly Archives: May 2012

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Thankful Things Thursday: The Difference A Day Makes

Date: May 31, 2012 at 9:18 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 46

Whoa. Today is better than yesterday. How about that? Let’s talk about it in grateful form, because today is Thankful Things Thursday. Yes, happy holidays to you and yours. I’m thankful I feel a little better today. Will it last? […]

Body, We Need To Talk

Date: May 30, 2012 at 9:13 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 37

I was so optimistic after this weekend. No, I didn’t feel completely over this latest Crohn’s flare-up, but I was certain I was flying full-speed on the road to recovery. But then yesterday happened, and now I’m all, “WTF, body? […]

All I Needed Was A Long Weekend

Date: May 29, 2012 at 9:15 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 32

Tyler says hi. At this time last week, I was a bit of a mess. I was Crohnsing hard, I couldn’t really eat and my night sweating had nothing to do with humidity. My fever climbed well into the 100-degree […]

Do You Want Free Sneakers? (Translation: A Giveaway!)

Date: May 25, 2012 at 8:47 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 486

Today is going to be awesome. Hello, from Optimistic Ali! She’s back! I’ve got Remicade cruising through my body and I’m wholeheartedly convinced I’m firmly on the road to recovery. I kicked off my day today with a 6:15 SoulCycle […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Happy Thoughts Will Make Me Healthy

Date: May 24, 2012 at 8:35 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 45

Yesterday was a pretty cool day. Your comments on my “Crohn’s sucks a little more than you may realize” post were awesome. I loved hearing all of your stories about your own battles with chronic illness, and I appreciated all […]

A Few Things You Should Know About Crohn's Disease

Date: May 23, 2012 at 9:03 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 193

Look, I’m just as tired of writing about being sick as you probably are of reading about it. That grammar felt wrong. My brain hurts. I’m sorry. Let me take this time to show you how huge Tyler is: I […]

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10 Reasons To Love Summer Running

Date: May 22, 2012 at 9:37 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 66

“I hate running in the heat.” “I sweat too much.” (No such thing.) “I don’t want sports bra tan lines.” (Why not? They’re sexy and classy and look great with strapless dresses at weddings.) “You have to wake up too […]

There's A First Time For Many Things

Date: May 21, 2012 at 9:38 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 52

Hi! How are you? Good. I’m glad. I hope your weekend was splendid. Mine was. I was in Charlotte, NC, watching my best friend get married! Along the way I experienced many “firsts.” Now I will tell you about them. […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On Learning To Do What's Best For Ali

Date: May 17, 2012 at 8:34 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 56

Hehe. So remember yesterday when I wrote about “the night sweats not being too bad” and how I luckily “didn’t totally sweat through my new sheets.” I take it back. I take it all back. Oops. I’m Crohnsier than ever […]

What You Read Isn't Entirely What You Get

Date: May 16, 2012 at 9:23 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 71

I couldn’t bring myself to blog yesterday. I was too pissed off, angry, frustrated and upset, and I didn’t feel like putting that in a place for the whole world to see. Plus, I didn’t want to write out a […]