I Cheated: Coming Clean

I Cheated: Coming Clean

It's quite the strange feeling to have the urge to tell someone else about my not following my own protocol straight away after it happens. It’s been almost six years since I started feeling the excruciating pain and experiencing the never-ending bathroom visits that Ulcerative Colitis brought to my life. This is actually an interesting segway to “Don’t Quit! STOP” since it was right after I stopped smoking that these symptoms and their friends started to show up. I won’t get into all of that right now, but fast forward seven months of…continue reading →
Don’t Quit! STOP

Don’t Quit! STOP

How many times have you said to yourself that you need to quit!? “I need to quit eating the whole bar of chocolate, drinking more than I had thought I was going to, going for seconds or thirds at the open buffet, eating that dessert after the doctor made me aware (months ago) that it was affecting my health, being a jerk to my family, being late for work, sleeping with my friend’s sibling”, and on and on.. “I need to quit smoking”. Yes, I’ve had a few of these and then some…continue reading →
Talking to Your Doctor: “I only had a few”

Talking to Your Doctor: “I only had a few”

One thing about being a chronic substance user is that you’re often ill. Aspirin, ibuprofen, visine, cough & cold over the counter meds become fixtures at your party. It was always the absolute last resort where being nearly immobile and bedridden would take me to the doctor. I despised this. He would often have a series of questions that would make me cringe just thinking about them. Doctor: “Do you drink alcohol?” Me: “Yes doctor, I do.” Doctor: “How much do you drink?” ME: “Oh, I only have a few glasses of wine…continue reading →
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