Jackie Zimmerman is a multiple sclerosis and ulcerative colitis patient and the founder of Girls With Guts. Since diagnosis, she has blogged her IBD journey at Blood, Poop, and Tears. Jackie has worked hard to become a strong voice in the patient advocacy community. In her free time (what free time?!) she spends time with her two rescue pups, her husband Adam and plays roller derby. She’s online @JackieZimm.
Living with a chronic illness is challenging. Living with a chronic illness while working a full-time job? Sometimes unbearable. It might be time to scale back.
Before you start your Ocrevus infusion, read Jackie Zimmerman’s tips on what to do before, during, and after. Her experience and insights will ease the process.
Learn about options for contraception post-bowel surgery, from IUDs and shots to patches and rings.
J-pouches share ‘real estate’ in the pelvic area with your uterus, which can complicate periods even more.