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Make Yourself An Emergency Toilet How To Guarantee Success In College Before The First Day Of Class Top 10 Places To Check In, When A Turd Is Checking Out

Make Yourself An Emergency Toilet

We’ve all been there; you just got done dominating your Bio-Chem exam and life is good. You’re in such a good mood that you forget to use the bathroom before your two-mile trek back home. You put in your headphones, throw on a little Dave Mathews, and you’re off.… Continue reading...

How To Guarantee Success In College Before The First Day Of Class

So you’re all moved into your dorm room. Things aren’t really where you want them yet, but they are there. Mom and dad have gotten their fill of embarrassing pictures, and they give you one last terrifying kiss goodbye. THANK GOD they are gone. You lay back on your crappy dorm mattress and think to yourself, “Now what?” All of the freshmen are anxiously awaiting the start of classes, but for the student with Crohn’s Disease this can be an especially nerve-wracking time.… Continue reading...

Top 10 Places To Check In, When A Turd Is Checking Out

So you’re cruising around town with your friends and suddenly it hits you, “the dook urge”. If you have Crohn’s you know what I’m talking about, you break out in a sweat, the hair on the back of your neck stands up, and you get goosebumps.… Continue reading...

Bridging The Gap Between Professors And Students With Crohn’s

Bridging The Gap Between Professors And Students With Crohn’s

Lately, I have been receiving a lot of e-mails  asking how you can explain to your professor that you have Crohn’s Disease. The embarrassing symptoms and the fact that a lot of people have no clue what Crohn’s Disease is make it hard to talk about, especially to some grumpy college professor. However, it is super important that you communicate with your professor early in the semester about your disability so they can help you, or at least refrain from flunking you for missing assignments or classes. Read More…

Have an Emergency Crohn’s Flare Plan

Have an Emergency Crohn’s Flare Plan

Having Crohn’s Disease unfortunately means having Crohn’s flare-ups from time to time. Flare-ups can come at the worst times and can range from mild diarrhea to severe pain that results in hospitalization. This can be extremely frightening for students away from home and the help of their parents.

As with most emergencies, it is important to have a plan. Here are a few ways you can prepare for the worst possible Crohn’s Disease flare-up, and take a little bit of the stress out of the question “When will the next flare be?” Read More…

Don’t Let Crohn’s Disease Waste Your Time

Don’t Let Crohn’s Disease Waste Your Time

Lets face it, if you have Crohn’s Disease you probably spend way more time on the toilet than you like to admit. Sometimes it’s lots of little trips and sometimes a flare can keep you on the toilet for hours at a time. The worst part is that these urges always seems to happen at the least convenient times. Like when you’re cramming for a test and only have two hours to teach yourself five chapters of material. If you’re like me, this can be a constant source of frustration. Read More…

Keep Crohn’s In Check With Stress Management

Keep Crohn’s In Check With Stress Management

It’s Wednesday, and you just sat through a three-hour lecture on Generally Accepted Accounting Principals. All you want to do is sit down and veg out to a few DVR-ed episodes of Jersey Shore. However, there just isn’t the time!

You have a philosophy paper due tomorrow that you haven’t even started and an Economics test Friday to study for.  You also have a Student government meeting at 7, your girlfriend keeps talking about how you two “need to talk”, and your buddies keep lighting up your cell phone bugging you to come out and partake in the Wasted Wednesday activities. Read More…

What Girls Really Think About Dating With IBD

What Girls Really Think About Dating With IBD

This guest post is by Lauren Kaminsky. She was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis during her sophomore year of college. But she never let it define her. Follow her antics at Forward is a Pace.

Immediately after being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, I grabbed my cell phone to call my boyfriend of four months.  “I have colon…colonosis…” I uttered incoherently.  Luckily, at that very moment my mom took the phone away from me, told him that I actually had Ulcerative Colitis, and she’d have me call him after the anesthesia from the colonoscopy wore off. Read More…