So . . . it’s less than an hour until the New Year and everyone on social media are posting New Year resolutions and all these positive messages “out with the old, in with the new!” etc. But let’s be real, its not like next week is going to be amazing and wonderful just because it’s a new year. Since I was diagnosed I told myself to let go, because me having this disease was completely out of my control. I finally learned you cannot control your life, just gotta… Read more Happy New Year! . . . Ugh . . . 😦 →
I have missed doing the things i love, like writing for this blog . . . Past few months have been annoying! I refuse to say hard because overall i’m living a good life and is now grateful i’m healthy again . . “now” is the keyword. Last time I chatted with you I was going in for a colonoscopy because the bleeding, stomach pains, and frequent trips to the bathroom came back with revenge. The results of the colonoscopy showed I had proctitis which is an inflammation of the lining… Read more IBD is annoying . . . . →
As I embark on my 31st first birthday tomorrow, I’m reflecting on how 2017 has been so far , and it’s been a busy year. In addition, I’ve been eating what I want, not exercising, candy/soda galore. It was like YES! I’m on Remission so I’m going to eat everything I’ve denied myself for two years, and as a result I have gained weight which are normal consequences for such a diet. Until last week .. . I saw blood for the first time in like a year . .… Read more IBD back at it again . . . 😦 →
It’s been a week since my last post and not a good one. A very stressful, exhausting week it has been. New job has officially started to stress me out, but for the first time in my career its not over drama, just a lot of freaking work. But with my condition any amount of stress is bad, even if in my mind I categorize it as “good stress”. As a result of this stress and lack of sleep due to Game of Thrones binge watching (I think I… Read more A Flare attack and Black & Blue . . . . →
I’m starting to get worried, I have had severe fatigue all week and no matter what I eat nothing is coming out. It’s been two days since I’ve had a… Read more Ruff week! . . . →
After my brief hiatus I wish I could write about good news, unfortunately the blood is back. It’s been back for weeks and what is a temporary fix? Predisone! Thankfully due to my personal pharmacy I have an abundance of leftover pills, more money in my pockets for now. When I noticed the blood wasn’t going away, I sent an email to my GI who I haven’t seen in 3 months. He stated that I start taking 20mg of predisone daily and see his PA again. . . the plan… Read more Two steps forward . . . . ten steps back →
As I wait sitting to see who I thought would be my GI, of course he’s not avaliable, seeing the physician assistant instead. And I have gained 8 pounds since my last visit, so over these steroids. It’s not going to be a pleasant doctor visit.
I found the above picture from crohnsandcolitis.org.uk. A very active group that I follow on Facebook, check them out when you get a chance 🙂 In honor of World IBD Day I am… Read more World IBD Day! . . . 🙂 →