I had a remicade appointment this morning. Driving through Portland to get there was eerie- barely any cars, barely any
COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind. My family in Germany is safe, but there are areas that have seen big outbreaks.
I like exercise. I haven’t always liked it, and I have written about why. I am far from being an
Throughout the years, I have lived in several places that were prone to natural disasters. New Zealand is earthquake territory, so was California (even though to a lesser extent), and Indiana has tornadoes (thank god, I never had to experience one). The earthquakes I did experience were really small, a little rumble. Now however, I live in the Pacific Northwest, where within the next 50 years, a major quake (around 9 on the scale) is about to hit, another great Cascadia Earthquake.
On Dec 30, 2019, I flew back to Portland, after a lovely break with my family in Germany. During my
On the first day of Christmas my Crohn’s gave to me- An annual colonoscopy. On the second day of Christmas
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Karl Lagerfeld died on February 19. A controversial figure when he was alive, the obituaries were equally divided. From
If you’re anything like us, you probably spent a good chunk of 2018 dealing with your chronic illness, adjusting to new developments and learning from the hard knocks along the way. We’re not big believers in New Year’s resolutions, but we like to make lists and bring visibility to chronic illness, especially of the invisible variety. These New Year’s resolutions are an accumulation of some insights and hopes for the new year. We know that different conditions require different handling and that not all of these resolutions will work for everyone. We all have different experiences and life situations and that’s cool! But we want to share these resolutions to show solidarity, help allies support friends and family and let others with chronic illness know: you’re not alone.
Friday, I had my annual colonoscopy. This year, I tweaked my prep a little bit. I splurged, and got lobster