irritable bowel syndrome

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.
Jess’ ME/CFS Blog
A young adult battling multiple debilitating chronic illnesses
Katie Cupcake Life With ME
A spoonie makeup and beauty fanatic, taking life with ME and Fibromyalgia day by day.
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.
Managing Chronic Pain and Overcoming Disability with Assistive Technology
Sharing my knowledge on managing chronic pain and overcoming my disability with the help of speech recognition and other assistive technology tools.
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.
Not So Average Mama
Not So Average Mama blog is a blog about life in general. I write about many topics including Chronic illness and alternative ways of treating. We are also an unschooling family. I work as a professional photographer and spend my spare time with my kids at roller derby as well as fostering puppies.
Sharing Myself With Fibromyalgia
A blog for sharing my positive holistic approach to living a healthy life with Fibromyalgia and other chronic conditions
She Triumphs
An almost 30 year old trying to end the stigma of mental illness and raise awareness of different medical conditions, with a focus on Borderline Personality Disorder.
Simon R. Stones
Simon R. Stones blogs about rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases and inflammatory bowel disease, as well as advocacy and research opportunities for patients and the wider community.
Sophantastic
I blog my journey and experience suffering with Lyme disease but also chronic illness as a whole.
Spoonfuls of Glitter
When life gets tough, sprinkle it with glitter. Sharing the things that make me smile, in the hope they make you smile too.
Spoonie Sanctuary
Chronic Pain Support For All
Strength and Sunshine
Strength and Sunshine is a healthy gluten-free, allergy-friendly plant-based recipe, food, and lifestyle website for those seeking to thrive with dietary restrictions including Celiac Disease, food allergies, autoimmune disease, or just seeking a happy healthy life.
Taking the Long Way Home
A blog about running and aging and pushing your limits.
Tea and Cake for the Soul
A lifestyle blog covering Mental Health, Travel, Reviews, Recipes, Tips, Moneysaving, DIY, Arts & Crafts