Category Archives: Crohn’s disease

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I Want To Know What It's Like

Date: July 11, 2012 at 9:11 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 43

I want to wake up in the morning, and I want to just run. I don’t want to spend an hour in the bathroom first. I don’t want to plan my route based on where I can find an open […]

A Bonus Piece Of Thankful

Date: July 6, 2012 at 9:18 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 41

A bonus piece of thankful? For the love of grammar, that is awful and makes no sense. But it’s Friday, and it’s my first official Summer Friday (my office closes at 1 PM on Fridays between July 4th and Labor […]

Those Two Monumental Moments

Date: June 12, 2012 at 9:15 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 60

There are always two exciting, monumental, OMG-so-encouraging milestones that happen as I’m coming back from a Crohn’s flare-up. When these things eventually occur, I’m all, “Oh Hell yeah, I’m back, I’m awesome, life is sweet, you can’t stop the beat.” […]

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): 198

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 […]