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SB2 Patient Q&A

1. What is your background as a patient? a. My background as a patient started when I was 11 it was a long period of time dealing with symptoms and finally being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in June of 2000. I went through many different treatments and trials...

How I Advocated for Myself: My Port Experience

By: Chloe Moody One of the most important lessons I’ve learned as a life-long chronic illness sufferer is self advocacy. If you don’t let it be known what your body needs to feel better and improve your quality life, how will it get done? I am a firm believer that it...

Quarantined As A Registered Nurse

By: Sarah Vasilakos As a nurse living at home with her parents, quarantine can be a bit tricky. Being an essential employee in a hospital, there is no option for me to work from home. Since I can’t socially distance from my coworkers or patients, us healthcare workers...
SB2 Patient Q&A

SB2 Patient Q&A

1. What is your background as a patient? a. My background as a patient started when I was 11 it was a long period of time dealing with symptoms and finally being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in June of 2000. I went through many different treatments and trials...

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How I Advocated for Myself: My Port Experience

How I Advocated for Myself: My Port Experience

By: Chloe Moody One of the most important lessons I’ve learned as a life-long chronic illness sufferer is self advocacy. If you don’t let it be known what your body needs to feel better and improve your quality life, how will it get done? I am a firm believer that it...

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Quarantined As A Registered Nurse

Quarantined As A Registered Nurse

By: Sarah Vasilakos As a nurse living at home with her parents, quarantine can be a bit tricky. Being an essential employee in a hospital, there is no option for me to work from home. Since I can’t socially distance from my coworkers or patients, us healthcare workers...

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5 Tips to Help You Cope with Anxiety During Covid-19

5 Tips to Help You Cope with Anxiety During Covid-19

By: Taylor Carmack Having a chronic illness can cause anxiety for anyone, but adding in being stuck in the house due to a global pandemic can cause anyone to freak out. I know how it feels, because I’m someone with a chronic illness, an ostomy, anxiety and I’m suck in...

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Prioritizing My needs as A Patient

Prioritizing My needs as A Patient

By: Karin Camposagrado Ever feel like you’re being pulled in every direction, and you’re about to snap like a rubber band that’s been sitting in the sun? I try to avoid feeling like that, but as a person with chronic illness, an ostomy, work, a social life, and a...

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I Had the First Taste of Depression When I lost You

I Had the First Taste of Depression When I lost You

By: Moniqua Demetrious “Depression lies. It tells you you’ve always felt this way, and you always will. But you haven’t, and you won’t.” There wasn’t an exact moment that depression entered my life. I think it just became a lot louder and harder to handle when life...

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Working Long Shifts with an Ostomy

Working Long Shifts with an Ostomy

By: Charlotte Rensberger In the nursing profession, long shifts are a given, they become a way of life. Most nursing jobs are 12-hour shifts. I am a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and my current schedule is a mix a 12- and 24-hour shifts. Now don’t get me wrong, there...

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5 Ways to Improve Hospital Stays

5 Ways to Improve Hospital Stays

By: Alyssa Zeldenrust Hospitals are terrible places for healing, but I’ve picked up a few tips for making the best of a certainly bad situation. After many years I’ve become more of an expert than I’d like through a lot of trial and error. Here are a few ideas to...

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I Have Mom Guilt Because of IBD

I Have Mom Guilt Because of IBD

Have you ever heard of the term “mom guilt”? It’s essentially the concept of feeling like you can’t be an effective mom because of other obligations or factors. Mom guilt is present in the lives of most moms in some way, shape, or form, and I am not immune. Many women...

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