I am so fortunate to have such a strong support system of family and friends. I am always and forever grateful for my amazing husband, Carlo.
We met when we were just 16 years old. We were just kids and at the time I was so self conscious about my sharing with him that I had an autoimmune disease. It just so happened that not too long after we started dating, I had a flare up….so there was no hiding my UC at that point! I told Carlo that I had Ulcerative Colitis, a type of IBD. He was so kind and so accepting of me which I loved. He offered his care and support as best he could, given the circumstances. Even at such a young age and not fully understanding the severity of my chronic illness, he never made me feel as if I was a burden or that I was unworthy of our relationship.
And since then, he has always made me feel valued and cherished. After 9 years of dating, we got married. Traveled. And brought two amazing kids into this world. Here we are, 19 years later, and he is my biggest supporter. Always searching for ways for me to beat my illness. Whether it was researching a new food or supplement that would improve my gut health, or looking up side effects of new medications.
The one thing that got me through all of my flare ups in these 19 years was his charm and wit. Always making me laugh and encouraging me to find joy in the little things… which is so so so important to having a healthy quality of life.
Sending love and blessings