So it’s Open Enrollment time! My favorite time of the year! (sarcasm) . .. I started my current job last July, 3 months after I was discharged from the hospital. Since I was still paranoid and finally understood the life of living with a chronic illness, I immediately noticed the premium plan was my best option which was $120 out of each paycheck. Well I just realized today, in late September, I haven’t met the deductible for my current medical plan in this past year. I guess that’s awesome? This past year… Read more Benefits Drama . . . . 😦 →
In honor of Crohn’s & Colitis awareness week, December 1-7, I decided to participate in the #7daysofIBD campaign sponsored by Crohn’s & Colitis UK. You take a picture for the… Read more My #7daysofIBD →
When you tell someone you have a chronic illness what is the typical response? “Aww I’m soo sorry, but you don’t look sick?” “You look good and at least you’re skinny” have been common responses for me. I always felt the need to change the subject as soon as a person say , “but you look really good”. I always took that response as “Why are you complaining?” . . . . Maybe I’m being oversensitive, but its hard to connect with people that do not live with your illness.… Read more Empathy vs. Sympathy . . . . →
Saw my primary physician (pp) yesterday and when I got on the scale I gasped. I am officially 20 pounds heavier than what I was a year ago . . . fascinating. . . crazy thing is that I can still fit my jeans, it’s a good thing they’re stretch jeans. It’s also nice that my big clothes fit again and a belt is no longer needed . . . sighs. In the past 2 weeks I have gained 6.5 pounds, crazy right?!? I have either been an eating machine or… Read more Weight gain, money woes, the usual . . . →
Today was a rough day, fatigue and insomnia has been a struggle this week, but the highlight of my day was to see the below article trending on Facebook!!! His… Read more Kudos goes to : Ste Walker 🙂 →
Found this video on my newsfeed, enjoy!
I’m not a mom, but hope to become a mother one day. However, I started thinking how hard it can be to have children and be chronically ill. I barely have the energy to get through the day and it’s just me. I can’t image working an 8-hour day and coming home to a family. How do you have the energy? How do you get by not only paying for your medical bills, but taking care of your family too? I can’t imagine doing that right now in my life, but… Read more Chronically ill mothers . . →
Give me the strength! . . smh Currently taking 3 out of 5, I guess that’s not too bad . . .