I don’t get out that much, but I do hang out in lots of different corners of the internet! Here’s where you can find me beyond this blog…

*Please keep in mind that I am not comfortable nor qualified to be giving anyone medical advice. No matter how similar our situations may appear, there are always individual circumstances that must be considered and thus I will always direct you to your qualified medical professionals.

Facebook: Finding my Miracle – I share all of my new posts here and occasionally I share resonating posts from other bloggers, relevant news stories, etc. I also post about more of the day to day and ‘in between’ moments here, general health updates, if anything particularly exciting is going on, stuff like that.

Twitter: @careful_c – I’m not a super interesting person to follow on Twitter but it’s my favourite place to connect with the disability community. It’s also my favourite place to rant about the healthcare and inaccessibility.

Email: – I’m always happy to hear from readers, and if you have specific questions I will do my best to answer myself or point you in the direction of answers. Because my health can be unpredictable and consuming, please be patient with me if it takes me a while to get back to you. And again, I can’t offer you medical advice.

Etsy: Careful’s Crochet Corner – If you didn’t already know, I absolutely love to crochet. It’s productive, creative, relaxing, and an essential component of my health management, but a girl only needs so many hats and scarves, and she definitely doesn’t need a closet full of baby sweaters when there are no babies in her life! And so I started Careful’s Crochet Corner, my little shop that helps fund my yarn stash so that I can keep crocheting. You can also follow me on my Instagram dedicated to crochet to see everything that I’m making, or find my shop on Facebook.

18 thoughts on “Connect

  1. Jennifer, I hope you’re doing well, physically, mentally and emotionally.
    My heart goes out to you. Dealing with clueless, narcissistic doctors does not make for a great recovery. While some doctors may find the rights word to keep you going, it doesn’t help you physically.
    I recently stumbled upon a doctor who, I promise you, is worth listening to. His name is Robert Morse. He and his team will be able to explain your symptoms to you and teach you how to undo how you got to your illness. I couldn’t read your story without reaching out to you and telling you that there is truth and recovery out there and it’s within your reach-much closer than you may think. Please Google him, his clinic is in Florida but his team can meet with you via Skype.
    Wishing you nothing but the best!

  2. I just stumbled upon your blog. Good luck with things. I didn’t read a lot but I just wanted to say hello and send a little message.

  3. Hello Catherine. I am so proud of your honesty and the strength you display! I have a chronic illness, Crohn’s Disease so I can relate to some of your blogs. My daughter, who is 19 and a sophomore in college, was just diagnosed with Idiopathic Gastroperesis last April. She has really struggled to maintain a “normal” college life but, unfortunately this illness is really interfering with that plan. She has not had to get a feeding tube (yet) but eats about once a day. I have shared this blog with her but I wondered if you minded if she contacted you in the future. Thanks again for sharing your experiences and raising awareness of Gastroperesis! Jennifer

    • Hi Jennifer – no I wouldn’t mind at all! She can email me or message me through the Finding my Miracle facebook page, either way works for me 🙂 Best of luck to both of you as you continue living with chronic illness!

  4. Just wanted to say that I love your blog and find you to be so inspiring. I have a mental health blog directory that I am putting up on my website. I know your blog is focused on chronic illness as opposed to mental health but I do think your attitude is wonderful and because chronic illness so frequently can bring about anxiety or depression, I think you would be a good add. I was not able to message you on Twitter which is why I am leaving this big long comment here. 🙂 Contact me on Twitter at The Worry Games if you would like me to add you, and if not, I totally understand!

  5. You are an amazing young woman! I wish you the best! I was dx with ulcerative colitis while in college at the age of 21. Now, 57, and I was dx with another auto-immune disease four years ago. I feel your pain. Your ups and downs. Seems you have found a good outlet, with your blog and your craft! Hang in there! Live for the day! Hope for tomorrow!

  6. Hi Catherine,
    My name is Ashley & live in the US, & would really like to be able to e-mail you. I have had gastroparesis for quite some time, but the last 3 years I have been suffering a lot more & have had multiple hospitalizations. I will be seeing a new GI Dr next week Tuesday October 6, 2015 with my new GI Dr. My old GI DR just kept saying he does not know what else to do for me. I keep up with your blog and found you through the Mighty, but I am not on facebook & was wondering if we could communicate through an e-mail address. With my upcoming appointment I am trying to decide between, central line, picc line, or a port placed. My veins are very poor in my arms & a line placement is very necessary. I have to go to the ER about every 2 weeks, because I am dehydrated from vomiting everday & need IV nausea meds & fluids to try & control the symptoms right now. I am barely able to eat anything without getting very sick, so I have lost a lot of weight as a result. I feel my body is wasting away & lost a lot of strength. I have never talked to any one with gastroparesis & would greatly appreciate any advice you could share.You have already helped me learn a lot through your posts. Thank you. 🙂

    • Hi Ashley! I’m so glad you’re reaching out. You can absolutely send me an email at I just got home yesterday from an unexpected hospitalization so I’m a little behind on emails and comments and playing catch-up, but I will be sure to get back to you before your appointment next week!! Looking forward to hearing from you 🙂

  7. It took me YEARS to get my diagnosis of a chronic disease to fight with the rest of my life. So glad The Mighty sent me your way. Excited to have your blog to follow along with now! Hang in there 🙂

  8. My daughter Delaney has mitochondrial disease. She is 6 1/2 now and was diagnosed about 5 years ago after a year of searching for an answer. I’m anxious to show her this blog and your pictures so she can see that there’s a “big girl” that deals with the same things she does.

  9. hi Catherine
    Your story sounds so much like mine – with the same obstacles facing. I would like to stay in contact, need an alley who has been there and understands. Would like to be friend and also invite you to my FB. Please respond, this is not a scam.

    • Hi Rebecca – if you want to stay in contact with me why don’t you head over to my Facebook page (you should find it on the side of this page somewhere…) and shoot me a message there 🙂

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