Health, IBD, Infertility, Invisible Illness, VA Healthcare, Veteran

IU – Double Balloon Consult

This morning the hubs and I got to make the 3-hour commute from Georgetown to Indiana University, for yet another consult.  We had a 20-minute consult, this one with Dr. B, a digestive disorder specialist, to discuss my Crohn's and plan for the Double Balloon. Couldn't we have done this over the phone?!  Sure.  But… Continue reading IU – Double Balloon Consult

Chronic Illness, Doctor Visits, Health, IBD, Infertility, Invisible Illness, Life, Opinion, Veteran

So What If I’m Bitter

Considering I have been diagnosed with an incurable disease like Crohn’s, I feel I have every right to be upset, and to be upset often, if that’s how I decide to cope with my issues.  If you were put in my shoes sometimes, you would be troubled too. I am struggling with this incurable issue, a… Continue reading So What If I’m Bitter

Doctor Visits, Family, Fertility, Infertility, Invisible Illness, Love, Marriage, VA Healthcare, Veteran

Is All Hope Lost, Again?

"I'm not sure we can help you."  - That's what the Urologist, Dr. B, said after looking at the pair of semen analyses. After reviewing his paperwork, with Phil and myself both trying to explain everything,  (See Infertility is a Sadness, No Little Lambs & Infertile Myrtle), the doctor checked for testicular disorders (checked his testes)… Continue reading Is All Hope Lost, Again?

Doctor Visits, IBD, Infertility, VA Healthcare, Veteran

Another Year Gone

It's funny how slow time can be, but before you know it, another week is gone, then a month, then a year.  We are slowly meeting our 1 year anniversary of living in Kentucky in a few weeks.  This also means it's my 1 year anniversary of seeing Ky doctors for all of my Crohn's… Continue reading Another Year Gone

Chronic Illness, Doctor Visits, IBD, Infertility, VA Healthcare, Veteran

Scheduling, Scans, Samples

Since last Friday, we finally managed to go see the new Captain America, without me throwing up in the movie theater parking lot. We took my brother all over Georgetown and Lexington, got him lots of goodies and clothes to take home, and we tried to treat him to lots of new foods.  I wish… Continue reading Scheduling, Scans, Samples

Chronic Illness, Doctor Visits, Infertility, VA Healthcare

More Testing For Mary

This week, I had an appointment with my GI clinic, to follow up about my 90 day trial with the Budesonide, to see if my issues have gone into ‘remission’. Yesterday was my last day on that medication, thank goodness, because it was a waste of time.  I am really mad at myself for even… Continue reading More Testing For Mary