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Let me start by saying I love all people who work in a hospital and I appreciate what they do however...today at my weekly hydration infusion the IV tech asks me where is a good vein? So I start to tell her and she says oh no we want to go higher (on my arm). So she proceeds to get the ultrasound going and just keeps saying “so little, so tiny”. Yes I know I have small, not so great veins for IVs! Just poke me already! The original vein I was showing her is the place she finally ended up going 🤦🏽‍♀️ Again, I’m very grateful for EVERYONE who works at a hospital but sometimes it can be a little frustrating!
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#ibd #crohnsdisease #ileostomy #ostomy #invisibleillness #chronicillness #pregnant #pregnantwithanileostomy #hydration #ivinfusion #kidneydisease #chronicdehydration
Let me start by saying I love all people who work in a hospital and I appreciate what they do however...today at my weekly hydration infusion the IV tech asks me where is a good vein? So I start to tell her and she says oh no we want to go higher (on my arm). So she proceeds to get the ultrasound going and just keeps saying “so little, so tiny”. Yes I know I have small, not so great veins for IVs! Just poke me already! The original vein I was showing her is the place she finally ended up going 🤦🏽‍♀️ Again, I’m very grateful for EVERYONE who works at a hospital but sometimes it can be a little frustrating! . . #ibd  #crohnsdisease  #ileostomy  #ostomy  #invisibleillness  #chronicillness  #pregnant  #pregnantwithanileostomy  #hydration  #ivinfusion  #kidneydisease  #chronicdehydration 
James was up to cook dinner at work tonight so JT and I crashed dinner! However, eating dinner means you are fair game for chores after. They play a card game to see who does what. Yep I lost both the drying dishes round and the taking the trash out round... Side note you can kinda see my baby bump! .
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#ibd #crohns #crohnsdisease #ostomy #ileostomy #invisibleillness #chronicillness #pregnantwithanileostomy #firefighter #firefighterswife
Before my ostomy, going to a professional baseball game would have meant that I would spend most of the game in the bathroom. Now thanks to my ostomy I get to enjoy a date night with my husband not only cheering on our Minnesota Twins but also raising awareness of firefighters dealing with PTSD. Huge thank you to the Rogers Family Foundation for the free tickets and the help for our fire family.
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#ibd #crohns #crohnsdisease #ostomy #ileostomy #invisibleillness #chronicillness #pregnantwithanileostomy #datenight #mntwins #firefighterswife #lovemyhusband #lovemyfirefighter
Before my ostomy, going to a professional baseball game would have meant that I would spend most of the game in the bathroom. Now thanks to my ostomy I get to enjoy a date night with my husband not only cheering on our Minnesota Twins but also raising awareness of firefighters dealing with PTSD. Huge thank you to the Rogers Family Foundation for the free tickets and the help for our fire family. . . #ibd  #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #ostomy  #ileostomy  #invisibleillness  #chronicillness  #pregnantwithanileostomy  #datenight  #mntwins  #firefighterswife  #lovemyhusband  #lovemyfirefighter 
Before my ostomy I could not make it through dinner without at least 3 trips to the bathroom. My poor husband used to spend so much time alone eating or waiting for me! I am so thankful with my ostomy I am able to make it through dinner without leaving the table for long periods of time!
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#ibd #ostomy #ileostomy #crohns #crohnsdisease #nocolonstillrollin #invisibleillness #chronicillness #boymom #15weekspregnant #pregnantwithanostomy #rainbowbaby
First day of 2nd grade for JT and first day of my 11th year as a special ed para. I would not be able to keep up with all the awesome craziness my middle schoolers give me without my ostomy! 🤣
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#ibd #crohns #crohnsdisease #ostomy #ileostomy #invisibleillness #chronicillness #boymom #backtoschool #spedpara
6 years ago I would have had SO much anxiety about going to the Minnesota State Fair. It’s been a family tradition and it was a great way to end summer until Crohn’s took over my life. The memories of literally running to the bathrooms then waiting in line seriously give me a little PTSD. Now that I have my ostomy I have been able to enjoy the past 6 family trips to the best day before school starts!
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#ibd #crohns #crohnsdisease #ostomy #ileostomy #chronicillness #invisibleillness #family #greatminnesotagettogether #mn #mnstatefair
6 years ago I would have had SO much anxiety about going to the Minnesota State Fair. It’s been a family tradition and it was a great way to end summer until Crohn’s took over my life. The memories of literally running to the bathrooms then waiting in line seriously give me a little PTSD. Now that I have my ostomy I have been able to enjoy the past 6 family trips to the best day before school starts! . . #ibd  #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #ostomy  #ileostomy  #chronicillness  #invisibleillness  #family  #greatminnesotagettogether  #mn  #mnstatefair 
Ultrasound with an ostomy? Totally doable! The tech was able to get a great picture and all the measurements she needed. Baby is measuring perfect! It hurt a little when she pushed on my midline scar but nothing unbearable. Totally worth it to see the little nugget!
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#ibd #crohnsdisease #crohns #ileostomy #invisibleillness #chronicillness #pregnant #12weekultrasound #ultrasound #rainbowbaby #pregnantwithanileostomy
New video up with JTs reaction to finding out he’s gonna be a big brother! Link in profile 👆🏼
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#ibd #crohns #crohnsdisease #ostomy #ileostomy #chronicillness #invisibleillness #youtuber #boymom #rainbowbaby #pregnantwithanostomy #pregnancyannouncement #pregnantwithanileostomy
Finally broke down and bought maternity clothes at @motherhoodmaternity. I start back to work next week so I needed somethings to wear! I feel like I’m in that weird state where people wonder “is she pregnant or just ate a lot of cookies??”
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#ibd #crohnsdisease #crohns #ostomy #ileostomy #invisibleillness #chronicillness  #rainbowbaby #pregnant #13weekspregnant #pregnantwithanostomy
After a lot of prayers and patience we are excited to announce baby #2 due on March 1, 2019!!
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#ibd #crohns #crohnsdisease #ostomy #ileostomy #chronicillness #invisibleillness #pregnant #pregnantwithanostomy #rainbowbaby
Rainy day calls for Sequence! JT’s getting better and actually won!  #ibd #crohnsdisease #crohns #ostomy #ileostomy #chronicillness #invisibleillness #boymom #rainraingoaway #sequence
This is how this mama bear tackles Costco! Give him pizza so he’s occupied and can’t touch EVERYTHING!! Notice that toothless grin 😝  #ibd #crohns #crohnsdisease #ileostomy #ostomy #invisibleillness #chronicillness #sickmom #costco #pizzaforthewin🍕 #toothless #toothfairyhasbeenbusy
I’ve never been to the mountains but now at least I can say I’ve seen them!  #ibd #crohns #ileostomy #advocacy #invisibleillness #chronicillness #11health #patientcoachesmeeting #mountains #viewfromtheplane
My last night in Tustin for #patientcoachesmeeting. Dave and Busters was a blast just hanging out and playing games with everyone but this girl is exhausted!! #11health #ibd #crohns #ostomy #travelingwithanostomy #teambuilding #palmtrees
So excited to start our #patientcoachesmeeting!! It’s been amazing just meeting and being in a room with so many ostomates!! @patientcoaches  #ibd #crohns #crohnsdisease #ostomy #ileostomy #invisibleillness #chronicillness #patientcoach #11health
Peace out Minnie!! Headed to Tustin to meet my #11health peeps!  This was my easiest and fastest TSA experience yet. Not even a pat down!  #ibd #crohns #crohnsdisease #ostomy #ileostomy #delta #flyingwithanostomy #patientcoach #advocate
The past couple weeks I have just been exhausted. I mean I get up if we have something scheduled but if nothing is planned....well you can find me in my bed! Come to find out my B12 is super low! More shots shots shots!!
#ibd #crohnsdisease #crohns #nocolonstillrollin #ostomy #ileostomy #invisibleillness #b12deficiency
Anyone else use the “windows down” blow dry method??? Yeah just one of those mornings!
#ibd #crohnsdisease #crohns #ileostomy #ostomy #crohnicillness #invisibleillness #momlife #boymom #crazyhairdontcare