The Health Activist’s Writers Month Challenge – Day 8 Animals

 If your health condition (or the health condition of a loved one!) was an animal, what would it be? Is it a real animal or make believe?


If my condition was an animal, it would have to be a grizzly bear.  Looking at him from afar and it looks so cute and cuddly.  It minds its own business and goes along its day having fun and enjoying life.

Grizzly bears are looked at to be carnivores but are really omnivores.  My crohn’s is the same.  I look like I eat tons of meat but the truth is that my crohn’s like to feed a variety of foods including fruits and veggies.

Grizzly bears have become iconic to the point that we buy little “Teddy Bears” that tend to represent them.  When you see pictures of these bears, you just want to hug and cuddle them and that is how my CD is.  Most of the time you just want to give it a nice hug.

But when a grizzly get’s mad, look out.  To protect their young, they will stand tall with outstretched arms and give out a roar.  They will do all they can to scare you and that is just how my Crohn’s is.  On the bad days, I will feel like I am dying.  My disease will make noises and it will feel like it is standing up inside me trying to rip itself free from my body.

Now, since I want to focus on the cuteness of it all, here are some pictures of one of my favorite animals.




One comment on “The Health Activist’s Writers Month Challenge – Day 8 Animals

  1. Love the pics and the analogy!

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