My Crohn’s Story


A few weeks ago, I realized that I still haven’t written and shared my full Crohn’s story–the lead up to my first flare and eventual diagnosis–despite having started this blog more than a year ago, last September. I’ve alluded to certain parts of it, but I haven’t shared everything; except with my gastroenterologist, of course.

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About This Blog

In the beginning… Well, let’s just start here for now.

I’m not sure if it’s the journalist in me or my hope that maybe my writings (a.k.a. ramblings) will help at least one person who is suffering from Crohn’s, chronic disease, or poor health to find inspiration and hope along their own journey. Either way, I’ve felt compelled to start this blog, “Crohn’s, fitness, food, and my rocky road to health.” Pun intended.

Where to begin…rather than making this first post as long as I possibly could, I thought I would start with a very brief introduction of who I am and why you may…or may not…want to follow me on this blogging journey; I really can’t promise where this will go, so you’ll have to decide for yourself if the risk of spending your time reading my blog is worth it. 😉
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Who I Am

Stephanie Gish

Fitness Fanatic, Wine Lover, and #CrohnsWarrior

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, in a suburb just outside of downtown. As a child, I was active with a competitive drive I couldn’t suppress. From about the age of 10, I was involved in the community gymnastics program that our city ran. I hated running (and still do), but that didn’t stop me from trying to win a turkey every year in my elementary school’s Thanksgiving Turkey Trot (I never won though) and when I finally got to high school, my tumbling served me well on the cheerleading squad.
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