Pain in the Neck

This week marked four weeks that I've been having right-sided neck pain. Today is day 31. In August, about a week before Railbird Festival, I woke up with neck pain so severe that I couldn't really move my neck without intense pain. After a few days, and luckily before Railbird, my neck pain went away.... Continue Reading →

5 Months Post-Op — Back to WV

Now that my birthday celebrations have settled down, let's talk about my ribs.  I am just shy of being 5 months post-op and I've been having pains in my ribs again since week 9 post-op.  I spoke with my surgeon, the amazing Dr. Hansen, and I was given a round of steroids to see if... Continue Reading →

CORALE V IBD STUDY – COVID Vaccine & IBD

Today I am doing something different - at-home blood collection! đź’‰I recently signed up for the CORALE V IBD Study to learn more about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines in people with IBD. Since I have Crohn's disease and know I have autoimmune diseases and use biologic/immunosuppressive medications like Stelara, I thought... Continue Reading →

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