After a few months of tirelessly waiting, I finally got a date for my second small bowel resection surgery. If you’ve been following along, I wrote about my previous health misfortunes this past summer in my last blog, HEALTH UPDATE JULY 2017. I am officially booked for a small bowel resection on October 13, 2017.… Read More HEALTH UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2017 – En Route to my Second Surgery
Here’s my latest health update! A lot of you seem to be very interested in my latest misfortunes and I’m tired of explaining my situation, so here it is. Emergency Room Trip #1 In early June 2017, two few weeks after competing in Men’s Physique at the BC Provincial Championships, I headed to emergency after… Read More HEALTH UPDATE JULY 2017 – ER visits, $1200 on the floor of a Starbucks bathroom, Surgical options and “the most well-nourished Crohn’s patient”
Read my Final Impact feature on the last page of the March/April issue of IMPACT magazine! Click the picture or link below to download your digital copy for free from their website or pick up a print copy on newsstands! IMPACT – March/April 2017: The Running Issue IMPACT magazine is a popular Canadian health, fitness… Read More Check me out in the latest issue of IMPACT Magazine!
It’s been over 10 years that I have been heavily involved in health and fitness. I have always been into fitness coming from an athletic background but it wasn’t until I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease that I immersed myself further into health, nutrition and fitness. Having an incurable disease has created a new awareness… Read More Health Induced Bliss – My advice to those on their own health and fitness journey
Road to Men’s Physique Part II So 6 days ago (April 13/16) I ended up in emergency with what the doctors think is a torn MCL. There’s nothing they can do until the swelling goes down and I get an MRI done to assess if surgery is required. So for now I’m stuck on crutches… Read More Physique Update #2 – Can’t Seem to Catch a Break
I said big things were coming this year for FlaredupFitness! A big thanks to my good friend and broadcasting student, Olivia McDonald for making this short documentary explaining some of my story and taking a look into what I do on a daily basis! (Plus you get to see me eating pancakes and looking at… Read More Battling Crohn’s Documentary
One year ago I decided to start this thing called FlaredupFitness to share my story while promoting health, wellness, nutrition, and fitness. I wanted to show people with my disease what can be possible while pushing the limits of their body and mind even with a debilitating chronic disease. When I was first diagnosed over… Read More Celebrating One Year of FlaredupFitness!
Flashback to 2010 when I snapped my fibula playing hockey and had to get 8 screws and plate to hold everything together. I still have the plate in 5 years later with minimal issue. Part of dealing with Crohn’s is diseased sections of intestine do not fully absorb nutrients like a normal, healthy person. I… Read More Crohn’s and Calcium Deficiencies
I don’t know anyone who actually likes getting pricked by a needle, but with some chronic diseases it is something you need to get comfortable with fast. I was the kid in elementary school who would almost pass out everytime I got the flu shot. Fast forward to 2009 when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s… Read More Humira – A Miracle Drug?