Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018 - Mary Horsley - It Could Be Worse Blog
Allodynia, Chronic Illness, Crohn's Disease, Doctor Visits, IBD, Invisible Illness

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018 | It Could Be Worse Blog

15 days since my last blog post, Colonoscopy #5 and I got to start the new year sick.  After the Christmas and New Years celebrations, the past few days I've been miserably sick. Christmas Eve evening and Christmas day were spent with family, but I only had those two days off, working both before and… Continue reading Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018 | It Could Be Worse Blog

It Could Be Worse Blog
Crohn's Disease, Doctor Visits, entyvio, IBD, Invisible Illness, VA Healthcare

Entyvio Infusion #5, Work, and Scheduling Appointments – Weeks 47 & 48 | It Could Be Worse Blog

Well, since the last post, it has been another crazy and hectic few weeks with little downtime to write. So, I need to catch you up... In my personal life, I began working at the CosmoProf with a mandatory 40 hour work week. Yikes. Going from not really working to working full time, my Crohn's… Continue reading Entyvio Infusion #5, Work, and Scheduling Appointments – Weeks 47 & 48 | It Could Be Worse Blog

Seeing All of the Doctors - Another Month in My Crohn's Journey
Allodynia, Chronic Illness, Crohn's Disease, Doctor Visits, entyvio, Health, Invisible Illness, VA Healthcare

Seeing All of the Doctors | It Could Be Worse Blog

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… Continue reading Seeing All of the Doctors | It Could Be Worse Blog

Crohn's Disease, Doctor Visits, entyvio, IBD, Invisible Illness, Remicade

Crohn’s Disease Essentials and Emergency Kits | It Could Be Worse Blog

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… Continue reading Crohn’s Disease Essentials and Emergency Kits | It Could Be Worse Blog

Allodynia, Chronic Illness, Crohn's Disease, Doctor Visits, entyvio, Invisible Illness

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,… Continue reading Allodynia – Weeks 37 & 38

Schools Out For Ever
Chronic Illness, Crohn's, Crohn's Disease, Doctor Visits, Invisible Illness, Pain, Veteran

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… Continue reading Schools Out For Ever

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