1. A beautiful and rare creature that picks you up when you fall down, feeds you soup when you're feeling sick, and nags you to wear a sweater when it's cold.
Maybe my definition of mom is a bit specific.
But, in some shape or form, I...
My name is Jessica Grossman.
In my 25 years of life, I've tried to live as healthy as possible.
I watch my diet.
I take vitamins.
I don't really drink.
And I certainly do not smoke.
But I have an ostomy.
For reasons completely out of my control due to Crohn's Disease,...
The sun shines through your window as a new day breaks. You open your eyes and you roll over. It's your first thought as the day begins.
Thinking about being together again.
Then, as the day goes by, you start to question it. You gave in. You wonder why...
By definition, the word means "in a satisfactory manner," or, you know, that everything is OK.
We say it often. When someone, for instance, asks how we are.
"Oh, I'm fine."
But what does the word "fine" really mean?
Many of you reading this might already be thinking - wait, fine does not...
HAPPY BAG-AVERSARY TO ME!
12 years ago, today, I had my ostomy surgery.
It's not hard to believe that it's been so long because, 12 years later, I can't really remember what it was like to not have my ostomy. I've had my bag for so long that is...
I finally decided to go to the doctor.
After my mom called me out for my blog post last week, after my boyfriend bugged me enough, and after being on clear fluids and having pain for 3 weeks, it was time.
Yesterday afternoon, I emailed my GI...
A few months ago, I wrote about how I had applied for the Canadian Disability Tax Credit here in Canada, which, when approved, comes with some tax benefits. If you remember, I had quite a time trying to get approved, but, eventually, after going through the...
What if we all just stopped thinking about New Year's as the start of a new year, but started thinking about New Years as the rewind button for the last.
Ok, hear me out..
Barring major life events like graduating university, getting married, having kids, etc., we live...
Sunshine. Warmth. Relaxation. Not having to talk to anyone for an entire week. Vacation.
A little over a week ago, my boyfriend and I disappeared to an all-inclusive resort in sunny Mexico. While the trip itself ended up being absolutely wonderful, it was not without its stresses.
A chance to get excited and cross your fingers and hope that you're going to be recognized for working hard on something you are passionate about. While winning is always fun, it really is true that being nominated is just as exciting. Especially, when...