Latest Posts from Nour Al-Timimi

How My Culture Shaped My Ulcerative Colitis Journey

How My Culture Shaped My Ulcerative Colitis Journey

There’s a saying in Arabic: “Health is like the crown on a royal’s head.” It emphasizes the power and value of health and how the loss of the former self can feel grievous ...

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What I’ve Learned From Having Ulcerative Colitis

What I’ve Learned From Having Ulcerative Colitis

There was a time when I didn’t think I would come to terms with accepting ulcerative colitis or living with a chronic illness ....

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What I Wish People Knew About Ulcerative Colitis

What I Wish People Knew About Ulcerative Colitis

Not too long ago, perhaps a few weeks ago, I was telling a colleague how I don’t like describing an unfamiliar person by their physical features ...

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How I Deal With Ulcerative Colitis Flares

How I Deal With Ulcerative Colitis Flares

In the past 11 years with ulcerative colitis, I have experienced three major flares and multiple mini flares throughout the years. The major ones involved ...

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How I Manage My Work-Life Balance With IBD

How I Manage My Work-Life Balance With IBD

When I think about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and my quality of life, I think about more than just being symptom-free. I also about think about ...

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How My Relationships With Doctors Changed Over Time

How My Relationships With Doctors Changed Over Time

In the past 11 years with ulcerative colitis (UC), I’ve had three different gastroenterologists (GIs). Or as I joke, I have “graduated” from three different...

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