Entyvio Dose 9 & Running Update

Entyvio Dose 9 & Running Update A few weeks ago, I had my 9th dose of Entyvio. I’ve made a point of going on Tuesdays because …. I’m a creature of habit, I have my favorite nurse and it’s quiet. And I get all of the good snacks. Wednesdays in this office are not unlike Wednesdays […]

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6 month celebration!

Today is shockingly the last day of January! I have been meaning to get back on here to say thanks for listening the past 6 months. I am thrilled I’ve been able to cover so much with you and always astonished by the support. Finally, things have started to pan out in the way that […]

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Henry’s Howling Happenings

HAPPY FRIDAY! I am having a great start to the day but I have Entyvio at 9a, so that is a different story … Let’s be honest, I have been in a serious rut with this blog lately, but last night I sat down and had the ‘breakthrough’ I needed. I can’t wait for you guys to […]

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Holiday Happenings

Two whole weeks! Well, actually 15 days to be exact. That is how long it has been since I have connected with you blogging peeps. I am not sure why, maybe it was the busy nature of the holidays or all the other little life and work happenings that I, as usual, over-committed myself to, but […]

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Day 7: Going Forward

Day 7: Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week comes to a close! This past week has been a really fun one for me, as I’ve been able to embrace my personal journey while not feeling the need to justify who I am otherwise. That feels good. As for tomorrow, I am very much looking forward to […]

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Day 6: Brunch with a few Besties

Brunch with a few Besties Last weekend I had brunch with two of my best friends that have I’ve known for a long time, far longer than my diagnosis. In high school and since, they’ve always been understanding of my situation, however, I never really thought about how things looked from their perspective. Since we […]

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Day 4: Guest Post! My Mom, Lore Hynan

Guest Post: Lore Hynan, aka my beautiful mother, writes about my diagnosis and dealing with life thereafter as a parent. If you know my mom and I, you know we are as thick as thieves. I truly do not know what I would do without her in my everyday life. Growing up, we always had […]

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Day 2: IBD Explained.

This morning was SO typical – I woke up at 7a with a migraine. Yesterday was such a great day, I was so excited and inspired about this week and all of the things I had planned but instead my body said eh, I’m changing up the schedule. So I finally got out of bed […]

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Liebster Award Nomination

Tuesday, you are serving me well so far! Here are a few reasons why: I am now featured on Feedspot’s Top 100 Chronic Illness Blogs on the Planet! I am really excited to share this space with other like minded individuals working to raise awareness about chronic illness and their journeys. Keep up all the […]

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Weekend Wind Down

Well, it’s not exactly the end of the weekend, but close enough. I don’t know how a five day break goes so quickly, but I do know that a break was much needed. And after an exciting drive back from Detroit yesterday, I pretty much melted into my bed when I got home. I had […]

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Last Minute Lentil Soup

Greetings! I am currently writing on this gloomy Tuesday from my bed, where Henry is more than content using me as a pillow. Yesterday I had high hopes of getting not only some writing done for a client, but also trying a new dessert recipe, cleaning and reading a little bit, but I ended up spending […]

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Weekend Wind Down

Well, this one is kind of a week & weekend wind down. See, I usually have my calendar properly filled with dates I plan to do certain things with the blog, but like almost everything else in my life lately, I have decided to ignore it …. Right now, I am focusing on having some […]

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Chocolate Protein Balls

It’s Friday! TGIF! anyone remember that? We are heading into yet another busy weekend and I am looking forward to catching up with friends and getting ready for the holiday next week and am reallyyyy hoping my body and immune system comply. As I have tried to cross everything off my infamous to do list […]

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More Thyroid Talk

Before my Entyvio appointment last week, I really felt like I was coming around! While Entyvio helps my Crohn’s a lot, I am currently feeling stripped of energy yet again and I can’t help but wonder what else is impacting my body.  Exhaustion and fatigue? Check. Irritable? Undoubtedly. Emotional? Understatement. Stressed? Yep. Is this all […]

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Travels to Charleston

I’m in the plane back from Charleston (for those of you living in Chicago, it’s such a quick flight – only an hour and half) and I am dying to see Henry. We were lucky enough to have one of my best friends stay with him all weekend, which really helped ease the anxiety I […]

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Mom’s Wild Rice, Chicken & Spinach Soup

And we are off to Charleston for the weekend! Henry, we will miss you! While I am enjoying the first full week of fall weather here in Chicago, I’m excited for 70 something degrees in South Carolina, the opportunity to sleep in, and catch up with my hilarious family. But before I could get too […]

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Remembering to Care

Monday, Monday… I was feeling really worn down which subsequently led to a bad attitude most of the day. Having ‘a case of the Mondays’ rang true as I failed to shake feelings of self-doubt. In short, I was feeling uninspired and quite negative. I found myself asking internal questions like, What am I doing […]

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Requesting Employer Accommodations for Crohn’s

Me Before You? Being a millennial can be beneficial at times – we are all about pushing to create our best version of reality, and we do so by advocating for ourselves constantly. But making an effort to put myself first is not something I have always instinctively done (surprising, I know). Since I am an […]

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[Friday Feels]

After looking through all these beautiful Colorado pictures and recapping the trip (I’ll post more next week because I think I am Jimmy Chin and took about 500 pics), Denver has me thinking more and more about making moves to a more relaxed lifestyle. Not sure where that is or what it even means, but […]

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Prepping for the Peaks

All of a sudden, the vacation we booked two months ago is almost here and the hyper-organized side of me is out in full swing! I am SO excited to get out to the mountains, do some hiking/biking, see some friends, and relax. While we’re leaving record high 90 degree summer temps in Chicago for […]

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