Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Dangers of “Too Much” Advocacy

Rope Bridge

The way forward looks treacherous. But we must work together to find our way across.
Image © Sean Kearney

I had a recent revelation as I was planning an event for a group I volunteer with for one of my children. I am a volunteer, as so many parents are, and I spend a fair amount of time working with other parents and within the community to plan fun and educational events for our kids. But I am beginning to wonder if this is the best use of my time and if it’s providing the best experience for my children. And then it hit me – my thoughts were directly related to advocacy for chronic illness. Continue reading

I Write About Bowel Disease. What Of It?

Every so often when I tell someone what I do (writing about digestive disease) I get some curious responses, usually with a barely restrained sneer. “Wow, is there really a need for that?” “How could that be something that you need to keep writing about?” “Is that something that people are interested in?”

Nice Poop

You bet I’ve said this. I’m glad to see a healthy poop from my offspring.

And my answers are: yes, yes, and yes.

My standard response is this: “If you have a digestive problem, you are going to be very glad that there is someone available to you who has studied the digestive system, and can help you.”

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