Category: chronic illness

chronic illness, Nursing

Nurse and Patient: Perspectives from both sides of the spectrum

Nurses are taught from the very beginning that the most important aspect of our job is advocating for our patients.  In reflection of my experiences on both sides of the spectrum, I would like to shed some insight and advice for those navigating the healthcare field. Ask Questions.  Healthcare providers are rushed.  Many times they …

chronic illness

Grief, Gratitude and Grace: On Chronic Illness

Less than 24 hours before I’m in the operating room. After 7 years of ups and downs with Ulcerative Colitis my story is finally coming to an end.  I had hoped after the last surgery that my ileostomy would be reversed and I would be able to be “normal” again, but unfortunately my body had …

Anxiety & Depression, chronic illness, Divorce, Inspirational, Parenting

One Flawsome Momma: I Am Not a Feather

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning and I slept 10 hours last night.  I feel human again!  Just a little update on the blog – I’ve added a subscriber link and would love for my fans to sign up.  You get first dibs on any post and I’ll be sending out weekly inspirational tips.  🙂 Now, …