Category Archives: Crohn’s disease

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On Being Your Own Advocate In A Broken System & Why I Tried InsideTracker

Date: April 10, 2017 at 5:16 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 27

This is not a sponsored post. Just FYI. Today is Monday, April 10. And on Monday, April 10, I should be home giving myself my next Stelara injection. But in spite of the fact that today is Monday, April 10, I […]

What to Know Before You Get a Colonoscopy

Date: March 8, 2017 at 6:12 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 25

I happened to get three different messages in the past week asking about getting colonoscopies! And since I’m no stranger to Googling “What to know before you get a colonoscopy,” I figured I’d share my own experiences. You’ll either have […]

My Dairy-Free Month

Date: January 31, 2017 at 12:49 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 55

If you’ve been following along here for, say, five minutes or so, then you know my favorite foods are pizza, macaroni and cheese, and ice cream. Also pasta smothered in butter. OK, pretty much anything smothered in butter. And grilled cheese sandwiches. […]

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A Lighter Look At Life Lately

Date: January 25, 2017 at 9:15 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 27

I started writing this post by laying into all the harshness, nastiness, and all-around terribleness of the internet lately. Beyond just the political climate — can I get an ugh? — the internet feels extra harsh lately. But then I realized, […]

VICTORY

Date: January 18, 2017 at 1:50 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 28

Yesterday was a really good day. On paper, there was nothing magical about it. It was just a rainy Tuesday in New York City. Except that it was magical, because yesterday was the first day that I felt pretty good all […]

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Crohn's Confessions

Date: December 28, 2016 at 10:11 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 39

I initially wrote this post last week, sitting on the couch with an alcohol swab in one hand and a syringe filled with Stelara in the other. I’d had a few tough days in a row — both with my […]

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What Your Friends With Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis Want You To Know

Date: December 12, 2016 at 9:42 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 10

Hello from the other side of what was a crappy — ugh, partial pun — week last week. I had every intention of sharing all kinds of posts in honor of Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week, but instead I was […]

A Plea From A Girl With Crohn's: Please Let Me Use Your Bathroom

Date: December 2, 2016 at 11:18 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 36

This past Sunday, I woke up feeling determined. I was going to go to a spin class! Other than the marathon and a Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, I haven’t been up for much in the fitness department. Running and other high-impact […]

Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week

Date: December 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 40

Today kicks off Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week. I wrote this post last year and am republishing and updating it now to give a little background about my history with Crohn’s disease.  If you’re new here, hi! I’m Ali, and […]

Now What?

Date: November 14, 2016 at 6:31 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 11

Thank you all so much for the incredibly kind and supportive comments about my decision to run the marathon. You make me so very happy. The internet has been an especially tough place lately, but this little corner of it […]

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