Crohn’s, Weight and Body Image (and a dash of feminism, for good measure)

I have always had weight fluctuations. Spoiler alert: All of them had to do with Prednisone…. In the eighties, there were not a lot of options to treat Crohns- steroids and Azulfidine was it. When I was about ten, Imuran came on the market. It helped, but usually only in conjunction with….drumroll… prednisone. So over the years, I’ve had my fair share of steroids, tapering etc. With every steroid cycle, I gained weight. You see, I was HUNGRY. And thenRead more

Things I can eat: Winter Soup

I love soups. I didn’t always, because I associated them with sickness and hospitals. Then I realized that I could stop pretending, an try to eat something that can stay with me. I love making broths with marrow bones, but I also like thicker soups. This is one of my new favorites, originally called Winter White Velvet Soup, but I call it simply Winter Soup (coz I am lazy and un-fancy). It allows me to eat things I usually haveRead more