May 31 2011
Colitis and Cigarettes: Part 2
Charms blow pops, photo courtesy of Toshimasa Ishibashi, CC BY 2.0This is Part 2 of a three-part story of colitis and cigarettes. Read Part 1.The previous time I’d tried to quit smoking, I woke up the next morning freaking out and panicking at t...
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 19 2011
A Lavatory Discovery Story
Patients of digestive illnesses have much in common, and they differ widely as well, but there’s one unavoidable truth that applies to us all:toilets are paramount. We don’t really feel like we know whereweare unless we know wheretheyare. And how ...
May 16 2011
Spring has definitely arrived. I am in the mood that comes along with the smell of lilacs and rain. I grill out even though it’s still getting dark a bit early, I wear flip-flops even though it’s still too chilly, and I want to be outside, all ...
Apr 19 2011
Nowhere To Go, Photo by AndrewEnjoying some lovely spring weather this week, I decide to take a drive through one of the more scenic areas of my state. The journey from Santa Fe to Durango is notable for many things—beautiful scenery, roadrunn...
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...