Anxiety, Crohn's Disease, Depression, Doctor Visits, Invisible Illness, Mental Health, Veteran

Secret Thoughts & Feelings

⚠ Trigger Warning: this post discusses depression, anxiety, and suicide. ⚠ This past March I tried to kill myself and only four people truly knew about it. Philip. My sister. Her husband. And the police officer who visited the house -after my sister called them that night. That's it. It wasn't glamorous, it was ugly.… Continue reading Secret Thoughts & Feelings

Anxiety, IBD, Invisible Illness, Mental Health, Remicade, VA Healthcare, Veteran

The Week In Between

This week just happens to be my in-between week, with only one doctor's appointment scheduled and a few calls to the VA. There were no appointments for GI, no shots needed, no follow-ups for consultations, and no blood work that I had to take care of this week for my Crohn's disease and issues. This… Continue reading The Week In Between

Anxiety, Chronic Illness, Depression, Doctor Visits, Humira, IBD, Invisible Illness, Mental Health, Veteran

Here I Go Again – Humira Wednesday #2

Since last Friday's blog post, a few things have happened in my Crohn's and wellness journey, other than me shamelessly sharing selfies of myself in Cure for IBD shirts. (Remember, 100% of funds goes to research!) I have had multiple phone interviews with the VA, Humira Wednesday #2 came and went, and, Sunday was our… Continue reading Here I Go Again – Humira Wednesday #2

Anxiety, Depression, IBD, Infertility, Invisible Illness, Life, Mental Health, Veteran

The Week I Asked For Help

What has happened this week in my life? I almost didn't feel comfortable sharing all of the emotions and events of this week with the public, but I have kept it 'real' and honest with you up until this point, so why change that now? This week we're discussing hormones, both fertility and mental health related,… Continue reading The Week I Asked For Help