katarinajoe:

Well I made it through the doctors appointment without crying! But I did start bawling as soon as Dr. Asshole walked out of the office. (That’s kind of funny. He’s a gastroenterologist and he’s a jerk!) Anyway he didn’t give any suggestions to improve my heartburn and just made me feel horrible for being overweight. At least I don’t have to deal with him for another 4 months! Thanks to everyone who sent me nice messages! :)

If he makes you cry, YOU NEED A NEW DOCTOR. 
No Doctor should ever upset you enough to make you cry or wish that you don’t have to deal with them. I have had “Doctors” make a point of my weight, I look at them and ask them what their emergency plan is if I lose 40 pounds in a week or two. They usually don’t have an answer so I point to myself. I have extra weight as my life vest. We are here for you, let us know if you need anything. xoxo Nicole 

katarinajoe:

Well I made it through the doctors appointment without crying! But I did start bawling as soon as Dr. Asshole walked out of the office. (That’s kind of funny. He’s a gastroenterologist and he’s a jerk!) Anyway he didn’t give any suggestions to improve my heartburn and just made me feel horrible for being overweight. At least I don’t have to deal with him for another 4 months! Thanks to everyone who sent me nice messages! :)

If he makes you cry, YOU NEED A NEW DOCTOR.

No Doctor should ever upset you enough to make you cry or wish that you don’t have to deal with them. I have had “Doctors” make a point of my weight, I look at them and ask them what their emergency plan is if I lose 40 pounds in a week or two. They usually don’t have an answer so I point to myself. I have extra weight as my life vest. 

We are here for you, let us know if you need anything. 

xoxo Nicole 


at the ER. . .
receptionist: you were here recently right?
nurse: weren't you here before?
doctor: we've met right? i've definitely seen you here before.
me: shit happens.


thegiverofsmiles:

I think what a lot of able bodied people forget, is that chronic means forever/persisting/all of the time.

Especially for people with chronic pain. That pain is constant. It may vary in severity, but it is always there.

We live with it, so it rarely shows on our faces. That doesn’t mean we are fine, just because we look fine in that moment.

Chronic pain is just that, chronic.

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0nionboy: Finally going to the doctor next week, I'm 90% positive I have Crohns :( I'm scared of how much it's gonna effect my life.. But finally getting treated for it is a plus, literally cry every morning because my stomach hurts so bad

We are here for you either way, let us know if any of us can do anything for you or answer any questions. 

Best of Luck

xoxo Nicole 


crohns-sucks:

neecygrace:

Today’s picture for invisible illness is a personal one. This is one of about 30 notes that my friend has received since using her handicapped placard. I’m going to say this to you, have you ever seen someone get out of a car parked in a handicapped space and said to yourself “they look too young or they don’t look disabled.” I’m going to go with yes you have, because we all have at one time. I can’t remember doing it, but before I understood the difficulties of invisible illness when I was younger I probably did. Let me ask you this though, when you had that thought was it because you knew with 100% certainty that they weren’t handicapped or did you assume that because of their age and/or not seeing a cane, walker or wheelchair? All I’m asking is that we stop and think when we someone need a mobility aid, park in a handicapped space or say they are disabled that we remember this “DISABILITY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AGE OR APPEARNACE.” #spoonie #invisibleillness #disability #chronicillness #rheumatoidarthritis #lupus #fibromyalgia #myofascialpainsyndrome

If nothing else, this post needs to be seen around the internet more. This harassment is not okay and no one should have to deal with it on top of having an invisible illness. This is just another form of anonymous bullying to add to the internet bullying these TROLLS are capable of.
If you are healthy, please reblog.If you are sick, please reblog.If you have a disability, please reblog.If you have an invisible illness, please reblog.If you know someone with a disability, please reblog.If you are a human being, please reblog.Let’s spread the word and help those of us that may not look like it. 
Ignorance isn’t bliss, ignorance is ignorance. 

I cannot believe this is now over 40,000 notes. 

crohns-sucks:

neecygrace:

Today’s picture for invisible illness is a personal one. This is one of about 30 notes that my friend has received since using her handicapped placard. I’m going to say this to you, have you ever seen someone get out of a car parked in a handicapped space and said to yourself “they look too young or they don’t look disabled.” I’m going to go with yes you have, because we all have at one time. I can’t remember doing it, but before I understood the difficulties of invisible illness when I was younger I probably did. Let me ask you this though, when you had that thought was it because you knew with 100% certainty that they weren’t handicapped or did you assume that because of their age and/or not seeing a cane, walker or wheelchair? All I’m asking is that we stop and think when we someone need a mobility aid, park in a handicapped space or say they are disabled that we remember this “DISABILITY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AGE OR APPEARNACE.” #spoonie #invisibleillness #disability #chronicillness #rheumatoidarthritis #lupus #fibromyalgia #myofascialpainsyndrome

If nothing else, this post needs to be seen around the internet more. This harassment is not okay and no one should have to deal with it on top of having an invisible illness. This is just another form of anonymous bullying to add to the internet bullying these TROLLS are capable of.

If you are healthy, please reblog.
If you are sick, please reblog.
If you have a disability, please reblog.
If you have an invisible illness, please reblog.
If you know someone with a disability, please reblog.
If you are a human being, please reblog.

Let’s spread the word and help those of us that may not look like it. 

Ignorance isn’t bliss, ignorance is ignorance. 

I cannot believe this is now over 40,000 notes. 


Having Crohns is like running up the down escalator with a crocodile waiting for you at the bottom


My doctor appointment today was so awkward

my-lupus-state-of-mind:

The receptionist looked at me and continued her work and later said “STEPHANIE??? IS THAT YOU? OMG YOU LOST SO MUCH WEIGHT!!!” It was nice to hear but just not in the waiting room.

Then I hear her tell the doctor wow… You’re gonna be amazed when you see her!!! She lost so much weight just wait till you see her

Throat punches for all!!! 

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I am trying to figure out the best way to go to work and do nothing after sleeping in the bathroom last night

I am wearing comfy clothes and bringing a book, any other suggestions?

xoxo Nicole 
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When anyone tries to talk to me when I’m on prednisone…

whatshouldwecallchronicillness:

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