With entertaining excerpts from her real-life account, Heidi walks you through the alternative therapies she used—and the journey she took—to go from suffering with ulcerative colitis, a serious colon disease, to enjoying health and vibrancy again. Each chapter contains information on the alternative therapies and approaches that Heidi utilized to get well.
If you’re longing to feel good again, read this book. Your body (and bowels) will never be the same.
(Note: This book was previously titled: FINDING MISS SUNSHINE)
After I got well, I knew I wanted to share my experience—it was only a matter of time. About three years ago, I wrote thirty or forty pages and then shelved the project to write a novel. When I came back to this story, I started over because my writing style had evolved. I’m so much happier with the book I wrote today, compared to the version I started three years ago. That first attempt was much more clinical and not very fun to read. Overcoming Colitis has plenty of playful elements—it reads like a novel combined with a non-fiction book.
Yep. The only thing that veers slightly are the “MY AWESOME LIFE WITH BLOODY POO” journal entries. All those journal entries are true stories that happened to me. I just didn’t write them in my journal right when I was going through them.
No. This is why I feel so compelled to share my story with others. I know what it feels like to be REALLY sick. I know what it feels like to be told that sometime in the future I will have my colon removed and have a “bag” for a colon instead. I know what it feels like to wonder if I will deal with a terrible disease for the rest of my life. I want others to know that they can be well again. If this story can help and encourage anyone else hearing and going through the same thing, then all my writing effort was worth it.
Yes! :) He’s so great.
In the moment, yes. I felt all those things I mentioned. I’m not proud of the thoughts. In hindsight, I can only look back at my younger self with kindness and compassion, and learn and grow from every single experience I had during my illness.
The book I mentioned is my favorite at this point for emotional eating. I’m sure there are other books that have been published since then that could help with emotional eating as well. For me, the biggest thing was finding a book that didn’t talk about diets, but rather talked about WHY we eat what we eat, and also HOW we eat our food. (Meaning, what’s happening in our brains and with our emotions while we’re eating.)
Yes. Being ill is physically, mentally, and spiritually exhausting. Stepping into that space to write about my experiences was definitely emotional. It was made even more so because my mom passed away just a few years ago, and she was such a crucial link in the healing equation for me. She was a part of so much of the journey. I would have loved to talk through some of these book chapters with her. That said, I wouldn’t change a thing about my experience—both the experience of being sick, and the experience of writing about it.
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