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To the Colorectal Surgeon who has been caring for my son Noah, I am an odd parent. I am, and always have been, a strong advocate for my son and sometimes that's translates into a bit of wackiness. (If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll...

Over the course of my life, I have found that I do care about the opinion of others. While I don't listen or react to every single one, there are a few people who's opinions matter more; my fellow firefighters, my family and my wife. When my...

It's Summer ’17 and it's time to travel! Whether you're heading to a cottage, a bustling city, or camping in the wilderness, packing is always a struggle. Having a medical condition definitely doesn’t help.  Two weeks ago, I drove from Toronto to Montreal for 4 days with people who didn't...

When I found out that I was headed for ostomy surgery after suffering with the terrible symptoms of Crohn's Disease, I immediately started to think about the abilities I would lose. I asked both my surgeon and my GI what my restrictions would be and I was shocked...

I watched all 13 episodes of 13 Reason Why in 2 weeks. (FYI, there is a spoiler at the end of this blog post!) An episode a day. I actually could have watched it all in a matter of a few days, but I paced myself. I wanted...

Growing up knowing nothing but life with an ostomy made acceptance easy. Confidence, however, was not. With 6 different ostomies in 20 years, each came with their own challenges. While the first few years of life made my ostomies a challenge for my parents instead of me because I...

Working as a firefighter and paramedic, I’m often called to scenes of patients who are seriously sick, wounded or even deceased. Every day is a different situation, but it keeps my job exciting! One day, my team and I were called to an address for a possible...