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Normal Jackie G
jack2health Today I could have passed "I did two sessions yesterday! AND MONDAY!" but I felt like training. So @deivedoit helped me make it happen - I missed the last round so I made sure to make the other 3 count. #maketime #noexcuses #workhard #weightloss #crohnsfighter #crohnscolitis #ulcerativecolitis #fitfam #healthyliving #weightlossjourney #postpartum #girlswholift #bodyafterbaby #fitspo #nocolonstillrollin #weighttraining 1min

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ibdstrong #TBT to an earlier post that I wrote during IBD Awareness Week last December. Although it is meant for those who don't have a chronic illness, it is also for those who are struggling with their illness. For all of my fellow IBD warriors who are fighting hard every day, know that you are not alone.

The following post for everyone who does NOT suffer from inflammatory bowel disease. This is for anyone who has been a part of my life over the last ten years. It is for all of my family, friends, co-workers, classmates, acquaintances, and even random passers by. It is for anyone who has told me that I should smile or "not look so sad" without first asking why I might not be smiling in the first place.
I am not begging for sympathy for myself or anyone else who fights Crohn's or colitis on a daily basis. I am not asking you to feel sorry for us. I am not asking for you to understand what we go through. Rather, I am asking you to accept that you don't understand. You can't understand.
If you are someone who has interacted with me face to face, just know that there was at least one (but probably a lot more) instance where we were having what appeared to be a normal conversation, but I was experiencing something horrible that you could not see. And you never knew, except for those times where the pain was just enough to cause a sternness in my gaze that made you uneasy. But I didn't say what I was experiencing because of embarrassment. You probably told me to smile, but I can assure you that a smile at that moment would have been a lie.
This is invisible illness. You only see the surface, not what goes on behind the facade of false joy the chronically ill often feel the need to place over themselves so they don't feel like some kind of burden of negativity to others. You don't see the desperate searches for restrooms in unfamiliar places, the agony of being out driving and needing desperately to use the restroom, or the embarrassment and fear of personal relationships. You don't see the anxiety and depression, going through every day wanting nothing more than to be normal and healthy again.

This only scratches the surface of what it's like to live with IBD.
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Normal Turmeric and Ginger
turmericandginger This is the smile of a woman who hasn't had a #flareup in long enough time to not recall the last major one! #autoimmunewarrior #chronicallyfabulous #chronicallyawesome #inspiration #autoimmunedisease #autoimmunepaleo #autoimmune #ulcerativecolitis #crohns #lupus 11min

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haltongutsywalk We can't wait to see all of the happy, supportive members of Team Cameron in 30 days!
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#crohns #crohnsdisease #crohnies #ulcerativecolitis #colitis #IBD #IBS #anxiety #depression #pain #autoimmune #chronicillness #chronicpain #medicine #health #nutrition #fitness #gutsywalk #makeitstop #makeitstopforlife
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  •   cookiesforcurves I'm so bad at this :( 32min
  •   delicatebowls @cookiesforcurves it's so easier said than done! Have you heard of the gallon challenge. Look it up. You mark your water consumption/time goals on the gallon. It keeps you motivated and on track. It helps!! To spice up your water, add some fresh fruits like lemon, watermelon, grapes, strawberries and such...or mint and cucumber. Let me know if this helps. 25min
  •   delicatebowls @cookiesforcurves I have a hard time going to the gym! How do you stay motivated?!? 24min

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  •   carriestahl @lieslmariepeters my dad does remicade every 6 weeks for Chrons disease. It has been a huge help to him. Good luck with it! 🏻 13min

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nikkibeek1010 Today marks 8 years since I had surgery that changed my life forever. After constantly being at the doctor, going and seeing different specialists, trying different medications and many hospital stays I chose to improve my life by ridding myself of this awful disease. I still have issues but my day-to-day quality of life has improved immensely. I pray that in the future they come up with a cure that doesn't involve intense surgery. But today I am thankful for being here and having my health back #alwayssmile #staypositive #bethankful #neverlosehope #ulcerativecolitis 1h

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arielwright1992 Drs , drs , drs... This disease has pretty much taken over my life. I'm miserable and everyone one around me seems to be as well. #canigiveupnow#ibd#ulcerativecolitis #canbarelyfunction 1h

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2h farmale
Normal Alessandra
farmale Vamos conversar sobre biológicos e gravidez? Texto novo lá no blog "Infliximab e Adalimumab podem afetar o recém-nascido"
Para ler é só clicar no link: http://goo.gl/D35I1l

#infliximab #remicade #adalimumab #humira #medicamentosbiológicos #conscientizardii #crohnsdisease #ulcerativecolitis
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elamaeve Favorite/BEST/most important meal of the day! 3 over easy eggs, 1 mild italian @bilinskisausage, and roasted butternut squash. #yum #fuel #breakfast #scd #specificcarbohydratediet #paleo #dairyfree #grainfree #glutenfree #ulcerativecolitis #ibd #eggseverydamnday 2h

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abbydazzle Hemoglobin is at 12.9 and I'm good to go for 8 more weeks! 🏻🏻 #Entyvio #ulcerativecolitis #girlswithguts #UC 2h

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brianiif People don't see the day to day battle of living with an #invisibledisease like #IBD. Yesterday I felt horrible! Like a truck hit me! I knew that I had a small infection brewing and that was just part of the reason. This morning I was able to pop the surface infection on my backside without going to my surgeon. This is just a small amount of the puss that came out, so it was much larger than I thought. So what did I do? Had to hop directly into the bathtub in order to hopefully get it better. Just another battle I'm dealing with while trying to become a #FullIronman which isn't easy when you're healthy.
#Crohns #Crohnsdisease #ulcerativecolitis #ostomy #WeWillBeatIBD #BeyondtheBathroom #Triahtlon #Triathlete #SwimBikeRun #ImStrongerThanIBD #SomeTimes @ironmantri @usatriathlon @garminfitness @Garmin
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colitisninja Working on my announcement video for the #GutsOfFury campaign. This is gonna be a big deal, guys. If you want the scoop before everyone else, sign up for my eNewsletter (link in bio). #inflammatoryboweldisease #ulcerativecolitis #crohnsdisease #indeterminatecolitis 3h

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blacklacenstephy This campaign began because despite a guy being a young man he has spread the word don't judge a book by cover. Countless times in hospital. Incurable disease. Invisible illnesses #chronicillness #crohns #colitis #ibd #inflammatoryboweldisease #ibdawareness #sickbutinvisible #uc #crohnsdisease #ulcerativecolitis #boweldisease 4h

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mapp_movement Smile and say something nice to someone today you never know how much your words can affect a person. On some of my hardest days a compliment or some kind words from another person helps get me through! Good morning my warriors!!#Crohnie #crohns #crohnsdisease #crohnsawareness #colitis #uc #ulcerativecolitis #ibd #spoonie #inflammatoryboweldisease #chronicillness #chronicallyill #chronicallyfabulous #invisibleillness #ostomy #colostomy #ileostomy #ostomate #smile #motivate #inspire #support #encourage #positivityiskey #positivevibes #MAPPMovement 4h

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lmfnorge Mai er måneden hvor verdens IBD dag finner sted. Legger derfor ut dette bilde fra @instacrohns for å skape litt oppmerksomhet ut i verden :)
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Midweek inspiration! #crohns #crohnsawareness #crohnsdisease #crohnssucks #awareness #inspirationalquotes #repost #ibs #ibd #colitis #ulcerativecolitis #youngwithibd #youngwithibs #fightcrohns #fightcolitis #crohnsandcolitis #lmfung #lmfnorge
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