Sam is a Registered Nurse (RN), and has been for over 12 years. She has worked on a surgical ward for the majority of that time, caring for patients with new and pre-existing stomas.


I did have an advantage going into my su...

I thought I would do this post a little bit differently, by beginning with a short introduction. I made the mistake of reading Jennifer's story for the first time on a lengthy commute on public transit--a less than appropriate place to be welling up, if you ask me! Bef...

 "Did something turn your world InsideOut? Me too…"

MEET ERIN. She is a 36 year old ileostomate, and creator of Insideout Ostomy Life.


Q: Tell me a little bit about yourself.

A: I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2006 and, even with a myriad of medications and we...

MEET WIEKE: "Ileostomy Crohn's Princess"

Q: Tell me a little bit about yourself.

A: When I was 12 years old, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, although the symptoms started a few years prior. After that, I never had a year where I was completely symptom free. Every y...

My fiancé has been struggling to keep a job with the full-time job of managing his Crohn’s Disease. It’s a relevant concern for our future together. Will we be able to afford rent on a single income? It got me thinking: Peter and I aren’t the only ones in this situatio...

The following interview with anonymous took place via email.

Q: Tell me about your family.

A:  I am a mother of two gorgeous teenagers, ages 15 and 17. I am so proud of my children. My son wants to be a chef and has been accepted at every college he applied to. My daught...

Meet Mary and her husband, Chris. Chris has Crohn's Disease.

Q: Tell me a little bit about you and your husband.

A: Chris and I first locked eyes five years ago at college. Chris was in the second year of his Masters program studying medieval history and I was a junior g...

Meet Natalie.

Q: Tell me a little bit about yourself.

A: I’m a 25-year-old newlywed from Michigan, with moderate Crohn’s and Proctitis. I’m pretty open about having IBD, and a lot of people know me as being active and healthy, with a love of traveling and cooking. But mo...

This is a transcribed interview that took place in person with Mary Steinke. Her son, Peter, was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at age 16.

Q: What was it like leading up to his diagnosis?

A: I knew that something was wrong with him and it was going on for a long, lo...


Crohn’s/Colitis since 2013.

Q: What’s style of music do you play?

A: I play metal/hardcore music. I guess the most accurate term would be “Progressive deathcore” due to the amount of technicality and overall heaviness of the music.

Q: What’s your band’s name?


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