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Happy(?) Anniversary…

I’m typing this post around 10:35 p.m. (CST). Around this time on this date 20 years ago, I was recuperating from a major emergency surgery. I was in my second semester of my freshman year of college and had visited Health Services about a week before the surgery and had been diagnosed with the stomach flu. When the symptoms didn’t go away, I returned to Health Services and was diagnosed with a ruptured appendix. I was told that I needed surgery like yesterday, so I returned home to Chicago for the procedure. There’s a really interesting story that I’m skipping Read More

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30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know

Apparently, Invisible Illness Awareness Week was September 11th-18th. During this week, “prominent” bloggers were asked to post their responses to the following questions. Though I am nowhere near prominent when it comes to blogging, I wanted to do my part to raise awareness of these issues. 30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know 1. The illness I live with is: Crohn’s+ (Crohn’s is known to come with “extraintestinal” complications such as inflammatory arthritis, which I also have). 2. I was diagnosed with it in the year: 1993. 3. But I had symptoms since: around 1980ish. 4. The Read More