Ruminations of the Chronically Ill (1)

Turkey, dressing, macaroni and cheese, cranberry sauce, green beans, yams, pies, cakes and other various items. All of the aforementioned things will be spread out before me in less than 24 hours. Awesome right? Well, all that actually depends on how my stomach is feeling. By the looks of things I should be fine this year, however thats not always the case. All this food talk and preparation has led me to thinking about food in general. I understand the general population isn’t privy to all the ins and outs of Crohn’s Disease and naturally people have questions. Hell, I have it and I’m no expert.  ‘What can you eat?’ ‘Should you eat that?’ have quickly become questions I despise. This question only makes me shudder when it comes repeatedly from people close to me. For example if a close friend, that I’ve already had this conversation with ask if I should be eating a particular food. I know it comes out of love but its still slightly aggravating.  Wait, let me explain. The thing is Crohn’s Disease if very unpredictable. I could eat one dish on Monday and be completely okay, the very same dish could have me on the floor in the fetal postion on Thursday. When I was diagnosed with Crohn’s I was handed a list of foods to stay away from during a flare and on that same list they listed a few “safe” foods. The “safe” foods list is very small and as you continue to live with the disease it changes. During my last flare I only consumed plain mashed potatoes(sans butter), boiled (unseasoned) chicken and applesauce. While I’m not flaring I love a huge salad and slightly spicy foods. I’m from Louisiana, what do you expect? I know my limitations(for the most part) and I don’t like to feel as though anyone is policing my condition. Again, I know its out of love but still. I hope everyone has an amazing Thanksgiving. Until we meet again, take care.


Did it work?

Let me just go ahead and accept the fact that no matter what face primer I use, it will never work. Ever. Over the past week or so I’ve been trying out a couple of Neutrogena’s shine control products, both the primer and the powder. Maybe I’m not clear on how a primer is supposed to work, but from my understanding, its purpose it to help improve the application and extend the wear of the make-up. This product didn’t recieve the message. I applied this product and did not notice a difference.  My experience with the shine control powder was pleasing. No matter what I do during the appplication of make-up, my nose will shine bright like a diamond a couple hours later. During my 12-hour days, I only need to apply the shine control powder once, maybe twice. I would re-purchase the shine control powder and leave the primer in its position on the shelf. 

Will this work? (1)

Will this work? (1)

Plagued with oily skin, I’ve found a lot of the products claiming to control oil simply don’t. A beauty guru I suscribe to on YouTube mentioned this product so I’d thougth I’d give it a try. Until next time, take care.



Hi, my name is Missy Tee. For what seems like years I’ve toyed around with the thought of starting a blog, but could never decide on a primary focus. Make-up. I knew I wanted to do something with make-up. In no shape, fashion, or form am I a make-up artist. Like many other women, its just something I adore. When it came to adding another dynamic to my blog I was lost.  All of a sudden it hit me like a ton of bricks, in the form of the absolute worst stomach pain I’ve ever experienced in my life; Crohn’s Disease. For those who don’t know Crohn’s Disease is an auto-immune diesease that affect the digestive system. I was diagnosed in January 2008 and at the time knew absolutely nothing about the disease. Over the past five years my knowledge of Crohn’s Disease has increased and that’s what I hope to share here along with my opinions on various make-up products. Until next time, take care.

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