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

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

10 Days Later

My last blog post was around 10 days ago. What a slacker I feel like lately. To be fair, I have been busier than usual and my body is still adjusting to running around all the time. I have been pushing myself nonstop it seems.  I do too much and I inevitably regret it for… Continue reading 10 Days Later

Crohn's, Crohn's Disease, Doctor Visits, IBD, Veteran

Two-Step TB Test – WK 2

Since last blog post, this week has been hectic, so again, I have to apologize for the delay. I can't seem to stay on schedule here as of late, but hopefully, I can get back on track. School has been kicking my ass lately, so I never look forward to Mondays. Less than three classes… Continue reading Two-Step TB Test – WK 2

Chronic Illness, Crohn's Disease, Doctor Visits, Invisible Illness, VA Healthcare, Veteran

Two-Step TB Test – WK 1

As well as another late blog post week, this week is a short week. If you notice, last week's blog, Better Late Than Never, was posted on Tuesday rather than last Sunday. Wednesday began this short week filled with doctors appointments, thrift stores, family, and of course, writing and coffee. Wednesday and Friday I'll call… Continue reading Two-Step TB Test – WK 1

Crohn's Disease, Doctor Visits, Health, Invisible Illness, VA Healthcare

Another Week with My Crohn’s Disease

Saturday blog days. This is still so new and odd to me. I find myself stressing for Fridays, still, and I worry about scheduling appointments or making plans. I keep having to remind myself that I have another whole day and that I can take my time on Saturday to write, have coffee, and, enjoy… Continue reading Another Week with My Crohn’s Disease