Monthly Archives: November 2011

Surrounded By Amazing People

It’s been about two years since the Crohn’s Adventures Foundation was incorporated. During this time I was at one of my sickest moments and for some reason I knew what I wanted to do. After going through so much with my Crohn’s Disease, it hit me that I wanted to turn … Read More

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Thanksgiving and What I’m Thankful For

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. Mainly because it’s the only one my family really celebrates. I haven’t really ever had the chance to celebrate a full Christmas and my family isn’t religious, so we’ve never observed any of the Jewish holidays. Really, now that I think about it … Read More

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Finally at Peace with My Ostomy

Today I noticed something very good for me. Lately when I have been going to the bathroom I haven’t been thinking about it in a negative way. In fact I haven’t been thinking about it at all. This might sound like the smallest thing in the world, but for me it’s … Read More

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Meeting Legendary Superstar Skier John Egan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNFhzhO2Gok   Things just keep on moving in the right direction for the Intense Intestines Foundation. Last night I attended the annual showing of the Warren Miller movie at the Palace Theater in Stamford. It’s a show that I’ve been to before but haven’t gone to in sometime due to my … Read More

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Intense Intestines Social

Just a little bit over a month ago I was happy to bring those with Inflammatory Bowel Disease a new site. Something unique that would allow them to interact with each other. Not just a forum area like many others, but a social network similar to Facebook, but just for those … Read More

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A Perfectly Healed Stoma…FINALLY!

Getting my ostomy has changed my life for the better. I’ve mentioned that many, many times. But it does take time getting used to it, perfecting changing it, being completely open with it and being confident with it too (I feel like I’m getting closer to the last one). I never … Read More

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Starting a Foundation From Scratch is a lot of Work

Over 2 years ago I woke up in the middle of the night, probably contemplating an upcoming surgery and all of a sudden knew what I wanted to do with my life. I had been through so much with my Crohn’s Disease and kept a positive outlook, so I thought that … Read More

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Life’s Transitions

Life constantly changes and some of the changes are small, things that are so small that we don’t even have to think about them. We make a decision and know that it doesn’t affect the big picture. Other decisions are big, they are the things that we will always look back … Read More

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Having Great Doctors that Care

It’s amazing how life can be made so better by having a caring doctor that goes out of there way. I have doctors surrounding me that aren’t just experience, trusted and well known doctors in the areas, but my doctors genuinely want me to feel great. At times in the industry … Read More

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One Year Since My Ileostomy Surgery

This day one year ago I was entering the hospital around this time, filling out the paperwork for my surgery and getting set up in a pre-op surgery room going through all the motions as everyone does before a surgery. The nurses started to come around, check everything that had to … Read More

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Getting Reversed Jealousy. I Want to Read on the Toilet Again (with cute video)

  So I know that two posts ago I talked about how I want to get a surgery which will most likely lead to me never having a chance at getting reversed and being connected again. This is something that I will be thinking about and as next winter gets closer … Read More

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Explaining an Invisible Illness to Someone: Video

A simple video that explains it all. I haven’t had to deal with this very often in my life. Many of my friends are very understanding and supportive about my Inflammatory Bowel Disease. With that said I’m lucky, I know that many other people have to explain how they are sick, … Read More

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Contemplating Surgery But Not For Anytime Soon

This isn’t actually something that I’ve talked about much yet with anyone, but it’s something thats on my mind constantly these days. It’s a topic which I don’t know how I feel about and one that stresses me out. The stress has even leaked into other areas of my life, which … Read More

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A New Start Means A lot Of Work

Right now the only words I can use to describe the last 9 days of my life are WOW. All of a sudden I got an amazing opportunity and it’s launched me into an enormous amount of work. The great part about all this work is that I love doing it. … Read More

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A new start for the C.A.F. as the Intense Intestines Foundation

I have exciting news to share with everyone, my foundation is taking the next steps and going to have not only a great end to 2011 but an amazing 2012 ahead. I had an opportunity come up recently which I couldn’t turn down. To be published in a non-profit magazine in … Read More

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