Celiac · Faith · IC

Defying the Death Sentence

Chronic Illness doesn't have to be a death sentence on your life physically or mentally.  Yet, it is true, when we are diagnosed, we go through this grief process of denial, anger, depression, and hopefully, finally coming to a place of acceptance somewhere down the road. Finding true peace and healing within ourselves starts in… Continue reading Defying the Death Sentence

Celiac · IC


Handling our flares is just what we do.  It comes with the territory, it can leave you feeling alone and segregated from the world. You know me, and I'm all about Chronic Illness education.  How can we improve one's mind and soul through certain gloom and distress?  Many of the chronic diseases have sister symptoms… Continue reading Flares

Celiac · IC · PTLS

When the New Wears Off. . .

I am post one year and two months into this unhinged reality that has latched its talons firmly in me. Gosh, it really seems like an eternity some days in some areas- almost like I’ve dealt with this my whole life.  It’s quite astounding as I guess I have in some way or another. I… Continue reading When the New Wears Off. . .

IC · Just Life

Blizzards, the Flu, and Capacious Etchings

The day of my baby girls blessed union, I was asked the same question multiple times. "Are you OK?" Then they proceeded further. "No really, are you OK?"  If I had a nickel for every time I heard that phase prior, during, and after wedding. . . We all could load up and go to… Continue reading Blizzards, the Flu, and Capacious Etchings

IC · Just Life

Winter Wedding

From the time of my Bug's engagement back in October of this last year we have catapulted through fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.  What a fast blur of holidays and wedding shopping mayhem it has been? While I can say it was extremely tight and challenging to pull off a wedding this time of… Continue reading Winter Wedding

IC · Musings

I want to be Normal

One of the hardest parts of living with a chronic illness is to continue living every day by the world's definition of "Normal."  It may be singly the hardest part, aside from having enough money for doctor's appointments, supplements, medicines, and special food requirements.  You have to go on living even when you are tired… Continue reading I want to be Normal