Inflammatory bowel disease

Chronically Royal
Just a princess locked in the tall tower of invisible illnesses. With a love for pretty things too!
Chronically Zen
Finding peace in the midst of chronic illness
Colitis Ninja
Rather than encouraging people to feel sorry for us, Colitis Ninja seeks to inspire those living with Crohn’s & ulcerative colitis through support, encouragement and laughter.
Inflamed & Untamed
I’m Sara and I have Crohn’s disease and a rare disease called, Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction. I also had my entire large intestine removed and live with a J-pouch but prior to that lived with a temporary ileostomy.
Living Today Well
As a lifelong “spoonie” I have faced the blank stare of doctors who can’t or have no idea how to help, the glare of unbelieving bosses (and “friends”) and pity in the eyes of those who truly love and care for me. I have experienced both good and bad times, like most of you.

I have fought to recover from nine major intestinal surgeries, ongoing intestinal inflammation, chronic debilitating nausea, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, abnormal kidney and liver function, abnormal endocrine function, cancerous fibroid tumors resulting in multiple surgeries finally necessitating a full hysterectomy… and now my new favorite – abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome – or ACNES.

I have spent my life adapting my behaviors and activities to achieve a level of normality. And I have been quite successful at times. Other times – not so much. I have learned to be very good at hiding my symptoms and medical issues by slapping on a happy face, and some great make-up! I am sure you have too.

So I decided to start this blog to create a resource to make those days a bit more bearable. A place where I strive to find the nugget of goodness in this sea of negativity; the crumb of information or encouragement that may just help one of my fellow “spoonies.” My goal is to share the lessons I have learned and the methods that help me. Hopefully I will help you, make the most you can out of every day.
Motorcycles, Books & Colitis
Learning to live with Indeterminate Colitis, Psoriasis and a Fructose Malabsorption.
Moving Naturally with Hypermobility
Education for patients and healthcare providers on proper physical therapy techniques, natural movement, and restorative exercise for Hypermobility Syndromes, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), including the complexities often caused by overlapping conditions.

Living with chronic pain is one of the hardest things that many of us have to endure on a daily basis. Living with pain while also coping with the multi-systemic effects of joint hypermobility, commonly diagnosed as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), is even more challenging. One of the best treatments for chronic pain due to Hypermobility Syndromes/EDS is learning how to move and exercise properly — our muscles do what our connective tissues cannot.

Move More. Move Better.
My Medical Musings
My musings of living a medically retired life with a rare genetic bone disease, permanent colostomy & Rheumatoid Arthritis