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3 Patient Tips for Living & Thriving with Crohn’s or Colitis

On November 28th, 2018, in advance of Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week, Everyday Health interviewed patient advocates, Will Lanier (The Out Foundation), Tina Aswani Omprakash (Own Your Crohn’s) and Gaylyn Henderson (Gutless & Glamorous), on three tips to share with patients on how to live and thrive with IBD. View the video below to hear our tips!

(Courtesy of Everyday Health, 11/28/18)

My name is Tina and I am from the NYC area. Due to the severity of my Crohn's, multiple surgeries and extraintestinal manifestations, I have served as a case study for a number of renowned doctors and surgeons across the country. I hope that my advocacy work and the medical research done on me help current and future populations of IBD patients. In a world where the #metoo movement has erupted, I believe it is high time for patients like myself to speak up about the ravaging aspects of chronic illness and disability. The intent of this blog is to give those suffering in silence and in shame a voice that creates greater awareness and acceptance of our daily struggles. I own my chronic illnesses and disabilities and my goal is for you to as well!