Seeing All of the Doctors

It has been three weeks, almost four, since my last post and I feel as though it has been chaos. Let me catch you up… October and Halloween came and went and now we are nearing the middle of November, with the cold weather and early sunsets, this year can’t be over soon enough. After…

Optometry and Friday the 13th — Weeks 41 & 42

Since my last post, Entyvio Infusion #4, my body hurt almost immediately afterward. My joints already ache, but I was suffering nausea and my body felt no good. I tried to sleep and I would wake in pain. The next few days I was useless, not even doing my face or hair until early the…

Crohn’s Disease Essentials and Emergency Kits

First shared with IBD News, I keep items in case of emergencies and essentials I think I need as an IBD patient and Crohn’s disease warrior.  If you’re like me and suffer from Crohn’s disease or IBD, you know you have to be prepared for a number of things that could happen. That’s why having a…

Entyvio Infusion #4 – Week 39 & 40

Pain. Last blog post I focused on my body pains and Allodynia and not much changed for me this week. I’ve had pain every day. I wake up, if I’m lucky enough to fall asleep in the first place, and I’m immediately in discomfort. I wake, and urgency follows, with cold sweats, body shakes, the works….

Allodynia – Weeks 37 & 38

Allodynia. A few times I’ve mentioned suffering from allodynia, thinking I needed a diagnosis of it. I had moments, even days of pain. But this pain is not like normal pain. Allodynia, meaning other pain, can cause all over body pain where even the slightest touch can ache you. Wearing a t-shirt can feel uncomfortable,…

Phlebotomy and Prednisone

August 25th. That was my last blog post. You know how long that was? That is another 16 days that have passed. I suppose a lot but not too much has happened in that time, and so I’ll try to catch you up. See Eleven More Days. After August 25th, I started writing my first set…

Eleven More Days

Since my last post, Blood Work and Birthdays, it has been 11 days, almost 12. I celebrated my birthday weekend, and then we began a couple new weeks. If you remember, I had tested positive on my last TB test, and I had to go in for new blood work. I had to go in and…

Blood Work and Birthdays

Oh man. After my last infusion, I have had migraines daily. I especially suffer the night of and the next day after the Entyvio. My stomach seems to act up more and I feel generally rough forΒ the next week after. It has been eleven days since my last post, Entyvio Infusion #3, and this week…

Entyvio Infusion #3

Well, again, I’m a slacker. Another two weeks have come and gone. And what takes up my time? Sundays used to be for music, but my Summer of Sundy has officially ended, sadly. My twin and her family came into town this week, bringing herself and her husband, his ex-wife and all of their 4…

Schools Out For Ever

I was going to blog earlier this week but it was the first Monday in over two years that I haven’t had to worry about homework and the week caught up with me too soon. I didn’t have to stress about an essay or paper due and I didn’t have to think about learning teams…

WEGO Health Nomination

Hello All!  As I’m sure you are all aware, I am passionate about bringing awareness for IBD through my personal Crohn’s Disease journey.   And this year, It Could Be Worse Blog has been Nominated for a WEGO Health “Best Kept Secret” Award in the 6th Annual WEGO Health Awards and I am blown away…

My Bachelor’s Degree Journey

When I first left high school, I joined the Navy and fulfilled my lifelong dream of joining the military. My Dad was Navy and my sister and myself always vowed to do the same. From the time we were seven, we just knew it was what we wanted to do. While most head off to…