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Life with a Jpouch | Questions and Answers

A huge thank you to DripDrop for partnering with me on this post and helping you stick to your mission year-round. You can click here to learn more about sponsored posts. Going through the surgeries for my Jpouch was a very hard time in my life. It was such a mix of emotions. From pre-op to six ... READ the POST

Heroes Come From Unexpected Places

This morning we had another meeting in preparation for Gary's chemo therapy. For those of you who do not know, Gary, my grandfather, was diagnosed with Lung Cancer (something I talk about more: here and here). The overall prognosis isn't good, but we're trying... I don't really know a good way to ... READ the POST

3 Things I’ve Learned From Cancer Caregiving So Far

I’ve always have so much trouble trying to follow the ‘rules of blogging’ and only talk about one topic. I just can’t do it. It’s not me. I’m so much more than one thing. My life is so much more than just one thing.  A huge part of my life is my family. A huge part of my family is Gary and a huge ... READ the POST

Food is Fuel | FREE GIVEAWAY!

We always hear people talk about how important what you put into your body is. Living with an auto immune disease, especially one of the digestive tract, it's hard to really believe that. - At least for me. While I understand food does have an impact on your overall health, there are so many things ... READ the POST

CANCER: The Post I REALLY Didn’t Want To Write…

I really wish I didn't have to write this. I still have nightmares about this day. A part of me still feels like it's unreal. As if everything that happened was just a bad dream and I'll soon wake up and everything will be okay again. - Sadly, I know this is not the case. Cancer. Easily the most ... READ the POST

What They're Saying

"Shawn. I see what you're doing in the IBD community. You're doing phenomenal things! Prayers for your personal journey as well as I know it can't be easy."

Felicia Robertson, MD June 23 2017
2017-09-08T14:16:02+00:00
"Shawn. I see what you're doing in the IBD community. You're doing phenomenal things! Prayers for your personal journey as well as I know it can't be easy." Felicia Robertson, MD June 23 2017

"You're the best! So glad you joined (the Patient Advisory Council of ImproveCareNow) and I hope we can get to know eachother better! Looking at your blog girl it's amazing. You're a beautiful writer and fighter."

 

Natalie B, PAC ImproveCareNow, April 29 2017
2017-09-08T14:21:19+00:00
"You're the best! So glad you joined (the Patient Advisory Council of ImproveCareNow) and I hope we can get to know eachother better! Looking at your blog girl it's amazing. You're a beautiful writer and fighter."   Natalie B, PAC ImproveCareNow, April 29 2017

"Chronically Strong is an absolutely beautiful blog filled with information about Ulcerative Colitis, Chronic Bowel Disease and Mental Health just to name a few. (Shawntel) has excellent healthy eating tips as well as a focus on overall wellness and nutrition, and recipes."

Leanne, Blogger, Aug. 2 2017
2017-09-08T14:26:29+00:00
"Chronically Strong is an absolutely beautiful blog filled with information about Ulcerative Colitis, Chronic Bowel Disease and Mental Health just to name a few. (Shawntel) has excellent healthy eating tips as well as a focus on overall wellness and nutrition, and recipes." Leanne, Blogger, Aug. 2 2017

" I've never found you to be anything but inspiring. Your honesty is refreshing and I like when people keep it real. Makes me feel it's ok to be human."

 

Sara R, Sep. 12 2017
2017-09-12T22:05:16+00:00
" I've never found you to be anything but inspiring. Your honesty is refreshing and I like when people keep it real. Makes me feel it's ok to be human."   Sara R, Sep. 12 2017

Though mostly about IBD, this blog covers a wide array of issues.  Shawn covers complex issues, like how her identity as an African American intersects with her IBD.  I am taken aback by the depth of each post! Whether you’re a blogger or an IBDer, her posts are sure to offer tons of inspiration.

 

Collin, Jan. 9, 2019
2019-01-09T22:11:58+00:00
Though mostly about IBD, this blog covers a wide array of issues.  Shawn covers complex issues, like how her identity as an African American intersects with her IBD.  I am taken aback by the depth of each post! Whether you’re a blogger or an IBDer, her posts are sure to offer tons of inspiration.   Collin, Jan. 9, 2019