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Rayne Mazur Patient Expert

Bellevue, Nebraska
My name is Rayne Mazur. I have had Crohn's disease since adolescence.  Along with the usual digestive problems, fistulas, skin rashes, aches and pains I have also experienced neurological damage, serious vitamin and iron deficiencies and have recently been diagnosed with a Hurthle cell mass... Full Bio
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Running Away by Rayne Mazur Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Water color, graphite and some photoshop tweaking. I've been daydreaming of escape.  Of running away to someplace different.  Someplace else.  As if the ... Read on »
Depression Chronicals Pt. 7 by Rayne Mazur Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health  Some days are just tougher than others.  Today was a rough one for me.  Little things kept going wrong.  My Wacom kept messing up, the Crohn's was feeling neglected and i ... Read on »
Depression Chronicles Pt. 5 by Rayne Mazur Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Click to see larger The little things seems so hard.  The things you need the most, human contact, normalcy, routine, are the most difficult.  Y ... Read on »
Depression Chronicles Pt. 4 by Rayne Mazur Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health I think one of the hardest things to deal with is that all of the good things just drift away and stay out of reach.  You feel them go one by one and more than anything ... Read on »
More Little Creatures by Rayne Mazur Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health The scanner is really frustrating me.  The colors that you see here are sort of close to what I painted and the shading was completely flattened out.  This is my fault, ... Read on »
Permission To Not Be Perfect by Rayne Mazur Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health I have severe, inflammatory, Crohn's disease.  It's not pleasant.  It's one of the reasons I am struggling with depression.  I spent a long time trying to get my old life ba ... Read on »
Depression Chronicles Part 3 by Rayne Mazur Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health So, I decided to go to the medication route.  It didn't feel like it was working, though. I went back to the doctor and he suggested I try more drugs. Now, my re ... Read on »
Depression Chronicles Pt. 2 by Rayne Mazur Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health I tried talking about it to people but that didn't go very well.  Everyone seemed just as cranky and miserable as I was. I read all of the books I could find ... Read on »
Depression Chronicles Pt. 1 by Rayne Mazur Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health So, a long time back, a doctor suggested to me that I was depressed and should seek help.  I decided that while I was a little down what with e ... Read on »
A Monday Night WTF Moment by Rayne Mazur Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health I was cruising about the internet this evening pretty much just killing time and I came across this sculpture done by Daniel Edwards.  Go ahead...take a look...we'll cont ... Read on »
It's My Party and I'll Leave if I Want to by Rayne Mazur Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health When I joined Facebook I liked the conversational feel to it.  I stopped blogging because I figured that the world wanted life in little blips and beeps and blogging, thou ... Read on »
20 Things I Have Learned From Watching British Television Mysteries by Rayne Mazur Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health 1, Put an edged weapon in the hands of aBritish man or woman and they can decapitate someone in one neat swoosh. 2. There are perfectly adorable phone b ... Read on »
Table top #1 ... by Rayne Mazur Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Table top #1 I've been working on something new.  Well, not new to me.  It's something that I've been working on for awhile, but just for me.  Some time in th ... Read on »
Happy Little Pies by Rayne Mazur Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health It's weird how when you are going through a stressful time or long term depression you don't really notice the things you are letting go until you start getting them back ... Read on »
There Was A Time by Rayne Mazur Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Some people, when stressed, tap pens, chew their fingernails, eat, or a number of other nervous habits that they don't even realize they were doing.  I write.  A lot.  There ... Read on »
Today's Happy Thing by Rayne Mazur Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health My youngest daughter, Katy.  Simple line sketch with values added in Photoshop. I've been trying to create, write, draw something every day.  Even if it d ... Read on »
Riding The Storm Out by Rayne Mazur Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Yesterday was a stormy day in Nebraska.  Tornado laden storms, (about 20 tornadoes in western and central Nebraska) lots of wind, rain and hail.  Typical weather for around ... Read on »
Happy Things ~ Tassels by Rayne Mazur Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Click for Full Size Tassels are wonderful things.  Little bits of joy made out of string, yarn, beads and beautiful thread.   Read on »