Aug 04 2011
Top 10 Reasons to Attend an IBD Support Group Meeting
There is much benefit to interacting with others in your coping and healing process… 10. Meet other people with digestive illness. 9. Hear about how others cope with your same challenges. 8. Learn food diary techniques. 7. Share ...
May 26 2011
Colitis and Cigarettes: Part 1
This is Part 1 of a three-part story of colitis and cigarettes.Last month marked my anniversary of quitting smoking. The date came and went without my noticing until a few days after. I must admit I feel very fortunate to get to this point, when...
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 04 2011
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pill-Poppers
Managing Medications Part VTo conclude this series we will explore what I consider to be the most critical of all the medication management topics: remembering to take your meds. It’s all about reminders—remembering to carry and take meds, r...
Mar 21 2011
Managing Medications Part IV: Popper Tools
Continuing our exploration of how to manage all those crazy pills and refills and pharmacy trips, and whatever else—or helping your child or loved one deal with this process—I’d like to introduce a number of tools I’ve used and witnessed that m...
Mar 10 2011
Managing Medications Part I: Pharmaceutical Buffet
It’s become a Sunday tradition… I haul out my stash of prescriptions from the shelf, sit down at my desk, and assemble the week’s pharmaceutical buffet. It’s a less-than-tasty assortment of IBD meds, sinus treatments, vitamins, and a handful of...