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How Ulcerative Colitis & Chronic Illness Helped Me To Hike A Mountain

I've always had a hard life and I'm sure many of you can relate. Challenges in life are essential and often inevitable, but let's face it.. Some of us face more than others. About a week ago, a few friends and I decided to a hike a mountain. - The pinnacle trail to be specific. We hiked ... READ the POST

IBD Story: Diagnosis, Steroids, Biologics, IPAA Jpouch Surgery

I’ve experienced symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease for years. I honestly cannot remember a time that I was not in some kind of pain. - High school was when it became unbearable. Accompanying abdominal pain, I experienced fatigue and constant blood loss / blood in stool. I knew something was ... READ the POST

Why I Decided To Travel In Spite Of IBD and Chronic Illness

You may want to take a seat, maybe grab a lil juice box because I'm not sure but I think this may be a long one. For a very long time, I was very sick. In fact I honestly cannot remember a time when I wasn't sick. I often see other people with chronic conditions saying things like "try to remember ... READ the POST

How I Explained My IBD to My Partner: Awareness Week

Hi guys! Sorry I'm so late posting. I'll be posting a life update after IBD Awareness Week letting everyone know what's been going on and why I've been a little distracted. Well anyway, Day 5 of IBD Awareness Week is "How I Explained IBD To My Partner" - this is a question I've actually ... READ the POST

A funny story about how I explained Inflammatory Bowel Disease to my boyfriend! Happy iBD Awareness Week!

10 IBD Advocates & Resources: Awareness Week

Hello beautiful people! Welcome back to IBD Awareness Week with More Spoons! As promised, day 2 of IBD Awareness Week, I will be sharing your "Go To" IBD Advocates and blogs. - Before we get into that, let's recap Day 1 shall we? To kick off IBD Awareness Week many different things went ... READ the POST

My top 10 Inflammatory Bowel Disease advocates and resources.

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
2017-09-08T14:16:02-04:00
"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
2017-09-08T14:21:19-04:00
"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
2017-09-08T14:26:29-04:00
"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
2017-09-12T22:05:16-04:00
" 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
2019-01-09T22:11:58-04:00
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