WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO SEE YOUR GI REGULARLY - EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS.

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There is something I see in the IBD community often - Either a patient stops taking their medications when they are feeling better because they think they are okay, or patients do not see their GI’s until they are experiencing symptoms.

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I’M ABSCESSED WITH YOU!

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A few weeks ago I was laying around with someone discussing our lives with Crohn’s disease. I say something like, “I’ve been lucky that I have never had to deal with skin stuff or abscesses or fistulas.” 

Spoke too soon, Sara. You spoke too soon! 

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So many people ask me about maintaining friendships. What to do when friends don’t understand, how to keep friendships going when you’re sick, how to tell friends about your disease, etc. Nadia and I answer all of that and she shares what it has been like to be my friend over the past five years, but first we did the best friend tag. It got pretty long so I will be posting the 2nd half next week.

LIMITED EDITION GUT GIRL SHIRTS!

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On September 1st I am celebrating 3 years since I started Inflamed & Untamed. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this would be such a huge part of my life. It has brought to me the majority of people I love most in my life, a sense of purpose and worth I can’t begin to describe, and so much more…but enough of that. I plan to gush all about it in a few days.

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MY FAVORITE PRODUCTS AND GENERAL HEALTH AND SELF-ESTEEM TALK

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I did one of these blogs a couple years ago and everyone (actually probably just the girls) seemed to dig it and I am constantly getting questions about my hair, makeup, etc. from you lovely lasses so I thought I would sit down and write an updated version of everything I am using and loving right now. 

One thing I find about life with a chronic illness is that the way we look at ourselves and how others look at us influences how we feel. Duh, right?

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