Monthly Archives: September 2011

Overcoming My Crohn’s and Ostomy: Wrapping up the trip and heading home Part 4

After a great 3 days my trip was coming to an end. After hopping in the lake and having a good dinner with my new friends that I met at the campsite, we built a giant fire to keep warm and celebrate me being back outside and enjoying my passions. It … Read More

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Overcoming My Crohn’s and Ostomy: Hiking for the second day in a row and swimming in a lake. Part 3

The trip was already a success when I awoke on the third day. I felt great about everything that was going on in my life and knew that I could take any challenge on again. But I was still feeling the rush of adrenaline from the first 2 days, so I … Read More

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Overcoming My Crohn’s and Ostomy: Setting up camp, taking care of myself and adjusting to the ostomy while hiking. Part 2

After the adventure of driving up to the Adirondacks the day after Irene was over and I finally found a campsite which was open, I would finally be able to get settled and start to enjoy my trip. It took a lot longer then expected since the 2 campsites I had … Read More

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Overcoming My Crohn’s and Ostomy: My trip to the Adirondacks to solo camp/hike Part 1

I’ve always been the outdoors type. I rock climb, ski, snowshoe, kayak, basically anything that allows me to get outside on a nice day. It’s a rewarding experience to be able to do such activities with Crohn’s disease, since many times we aren’t able to get outside or leave the comforts … Read More

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