Your inner fashionista does not need to change just because you were diagnosed with IBD
Hitting the Open Road
Traveling with Crohn’s and Colitis
Food Choices – Diet Is Important
It is important to make good food choices for your digestive system
You have Product Choices!
For those of you with an ileostomy, please know that you have choices in the products that you use.
Jamie and Jill were both diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in our 20’s – Jamie in 1999 and Jill and 2002.
You are the most important person in your healthcare plan. Take action and take the steps necessary.
We have compiled a list of our most asked questions, and we will continue to update as we receive more.
We were both diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in our 20’s-Jamie in 1999 and Jill and 2002. Jamie spent the first few years with ulcerative colitis on a variety of medications and being in and out of the hospital. In 2004, Jamie had a colectomy – the surgical removal of the colon – and an ileostomy-and over a dozen blood transfusions. Later that year, she had a second surgery to reconnect her small intestine and create a J pouch.
She thrived following the surgery until 2007 when she began experiencing symptoms and extra intestinal manifestations; this included Pyroderma gangrenosum and fistulas. Jamie has since been re-diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and has lived with an ileostomy since 2011. Jamie has a successful career, and she travels nationally with the Ashar Group LLC, as EVP of life insurance policy valuations, speaking in front of large audiences.