Monday, January 23, 2012

All we first official post on my new blog.  (taking a deep breath)

Welcome to everyone that finds their way here!  My main goal with this blog is to bring awareness to Crohn's, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and anything in between.  I have come across many people that aren't familiar with what IBS is and I take pride in being able to educate them so we have one less ignorant person in the world.  IBS can affect anyone at anytime - from babies to the elderly.  There is no rhyme or reason for why your body just begins to attack itself and the worst part is that there is no cure.  This is what is called an auto-immune disease and I'm sure many of you are familiar with other ones: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Lupus, even Multiple Sclerosis.  So, in order for the cure to show up we have to have awareness.  And for awareness we have (drumroll, please): this wonderful blog!!

I encourage anyone who is suffering from IBS to talk and/or vent about their issues.  Odds are, if I haven't been through it myself then maybe one of my followers has.  There is nothing better than having a shoulder to cry on especially if the person attached to that shoulder has the same problems.  If you happen to know someone with IBS please direct them here and take some time to educate yourself about what your friends or loved ones are going through.

Aside from that, I am also here to talk about writing, books, and any other interesting things that happen in my life.  I am currently working on the great American novel (aren't we all my dear writer friends?).

And with that I bid you adieu.  (waving like the Queen from the balcony of her castle)

I wish you all good health and wonderful days of writing!  (or feel free to substitute your hobby for writing)

p.s.  Thank you for my three followers!! 
Becky Povich at,
Donna Volkenannt at,
and my acupuncturist and holisitic healer Dr. Stephen J. Feldman at


  1. Rebeca, congrats on your very first blog post! And thanks for mentioning me. I look forward to hundreds of your writerly wisdom! :D

  2. Hi Rebeca,
    What a wonderful way to educate the public about IBS, Colitis, and Chrone's Disease. I love the title of your blog, and thanks for mentioning me in your first post.
    If you would like to be a guest on my blog to be interviewed or post an informative article, just let me know. I'll be glad to help.
    Hope to see you tomorrow at C&C.

  3. I think this blog is a great idea; I am glad I found it. I do not have IBS but I do have an autoimmune disorder called Sjogren's Syndrome which has had a huge impact on my life. I feel all autoimmune diseases do not get the full research, funding, and awareness that they need.

    Before I had to leave work because of my illness, I was a pediatric nurse and one of specialty areas was working with children and teenagers with IBS in a hospital setting so if you ever need to pick my brain, please let me know!

    Congrats on your new blog!

  4. Rebeca, I enjoyed your blog (thanks to Donna pointing me in that direction). Retired, I may even bop in more than when I come up for air. You always look happy to me so it just goes to show, nobody knows what the other guy is going through (I'm sure there's a quote out there that would have said that a lot better). Just to show my sympathy, I'll be bringing toilet paper coupons to critique from now on. Just don't squeeze the Charmin'...

    1. Hi Alice!
      I'm glad you found your way to my blog. When my husband and I got married we actually talked about registering for toilet paper at Target. Well, that for me and electronics for him.

      Thanks for stopping by! rebeca.