Jul 19 2011
CCFA Partners: Research by the People, for the People
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America has recently announced a new ground-breaking research initiative and invites IBD patients to participate. The CCFA Partners project, which collects information directly from participants in an onlin...
Jun 13 2011
Medical Records Roundup
As I prepare to move across the country, I have been trying to fit in a final visit with each of my critical doctors. I was hoping to be seen one last time to ensure that I have adequate prescription supplies and can bridge the gap in care whil...
May 09 2011
The King Has Spoken
film still from "The King's Speech"This weekend I finally made time to watch The King’s Speech. While the life of royalty may be far from what I could normally identify with, this film effectively drew me in—not as a spectator (as is ...
Apr 21 2011
Toilet-paper Tubes: From Trash to Treasure
"Grand Nord. Renne" by Anastassia EliasHaving spent a part of my life as an artist, and an even larger portion on the toilet, I couldn’t resist sharing this wonderful off-beat discovery: Toilet tube art by Anastassia Elias. Most...
Apr 07 2011
A Love/Sick Movie (a Sick Love Story)
New on video last week was Love and Other Drugs, a thought-provoking, albeit relatively underdeveloped, film that highlights some interesting topics for those living with chronic illness. It begins with Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal), a footloose lady...
Mar 24 2011
Crohn’s, Colitis, and a Couple of Congressmen
Andrew with Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.The other day I wrote about a new Congressional Crohn’s and Colitis Caucus that was formed to focus on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This news struck me in several ways. On one hand, it’s hard to imagine t...
Mar 22 2011
U.S. Congress Launches Caucus on Crohn’s and Colitis
photo courtesy of David Iliff, CC BY-SA 3.0Advocacy for inflammatory bowel disease took a step forward last week with the introduction of a Congressional Crohn’s and Colitis Caucus. Launched and chaired by Congressmen Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) and ...