Speaking at the CCFA Nurses’ Education Program

Last week, Mark from the CCFA support group sent out a call for panel members for a CCFA education event for nurses. I wasn’t sure whether I should participate, because, what should I say. Yes, I have a blog where I tell the whole wide world about Verena and the Crohn’s and yet, it’s not the same- I can rethink my words, I can re-write, edit, and work on blog posts. And still, I felt I needed to put myRead more

Abusive Relationships and IBD

I was about fourteen or fifteen, and I remember my grandmother coming back from church in an irate state. While my grandma always speaks her mind, she usually lets people have their opinion. Not this time. One of her choir buddies told grandma that her 20 year old grandson had started dating a girl with Crohn’s Disease. What if he ended up marrying her? He’d have a sick wife all his life! He’d throw away his life caring for her.Read more