Hi, I’m Julie and I’ve had Crohn’s Disease for over 16 years. I’ve been in and out of the hospital, multiple surgeries, nearly lost my life, and currently have a colostomy (my second one). I am more than my disease, follow me along as I discuss the ups and downs of life with a chronic illness.
Why Semicolon Girl? Well, after having multiple surgeries I’ve had portions of my colon removed, leaving me with a “semicolon”. Get it? I crack myself up sometimes. I even have a semicolon tattoo. I own it.
This blog serves many purposes for me, first it’s an outlet, second I want to share my stories with others that might feel alone and isolated and last I want to try and normalize the conversation when it comes to IBD. Talking about bowels and being sick has always been taboo in the past, but if we don’t talk about it how can we get through it?
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.