Author and essayist Judy Mollen Walters has been battling Crohn’s disease for over 16 years with oral medications, injections, biologic therapies and a devoted caregiver husband. In today’s show: how she balances writing with managing her autoimmune disease, and the toll of it on her kids, her husband and the family wallet. Judy also shares what she learned during a role reversal—caring for her husband—and she talks about how her grandmother’s Multiple Sclerosis (MS) informs her new novel, “A Million Ordinary Days,” what she wants people to know about Crohn’s and the definition of a pantser.
Judy’s website: Judy Mollen Walters | On Facebook: Judy on FB
Recent essays: Spring.St | Washington Post
More about Crohn’s disease: What Is Crohn’s?
Music: “Cycle” by Dlay | CC BY NC ND | Free Music Archive