2020 Visions | IT COULD BE WORSE BLOG
Chronic Illness, Crohn's Disease, Doctor Visits, Emergency Room, Fibromyalgia, Health, Invisible Illness, Slipping Rib Syndrome

2020 Visions | IT COULD BE WORSE BLOG

I ended 2019 with a double blog post, Colonoscopy #5 and Thoracic Follow-Up. At the end of November and beginning of December, I had been really sick, and I had been avoiding people and doing anything I could to rid myself of that cold. I had mentioned previously that I was coughing so much -… Continue reading 2020 Visions | IT COULD BE WORSE BLOG

Colonoscopy #5 & Crohn's Disease Updates | IT COULD BE WORSE BLOG Mary Horsley
Chronic Illness, Crohn's Disease, Doctor Visits, IBD, Invisible Illness, Pill Capsule Endoscopy, Stelara

Colonoscopy #5 & Crohn’s Disease Updates | IT COULD BE WORSE BLOG

It was in November of 2017 that I had my last pill capsule endoscopy, with my last colonoscopy just months after that. I had been on Enyvio medication for my Crohn's disease at the time and I had switched to Stelara in February of 2018. Since I have been on the Stelara injections for over… Continue reading Colonoscopy #5 & Crohn’s Disease Updates | IT COULD BE WORSE BLOG

Thoracic Follow-Up & Slipping Rib Syndrome | IT COULD BE WORSE BLOG
Crohn's Disease, Doctor Visits, Invisible Illness, Slipping Rib Syndrome, thoracic, VA Healthcare

Thoracic Follow-Up & Slipping Rib Syndrome | IT COULD BE WORSE BLOG

I hope you had a chance to catch up with my last post, De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis – Lefty. There has been quite a bit going on with my hands for quite some time. But, my ribs have also been an issue, with the neurectomy and rib plating procedures. Those are still healing, too, at 11… Continue reading Thoracic Follow-Up & Slipping Rib Syndrome | IT COULD BE WORSE BLOG

De Quervain's Tenosynovitis - Lefty | IT COULD BE WORSE BLOG
Chronic Illness, Crohn's Disease, De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, ganglion cyst, Invisible Illness, VA Healthcare

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis – Lefty | IT COULD BE WORSE BLOG

In my last real blog post, My Ganglion Cyst – The Tetralogy, I had mentioned my hand pain once again, as I have in many of my posts. As I have mentioned before in blog posts like Ganglionectomy, Lumpy and Bumpy, One Step Forward, I suffer from a ganglion cyst that won’t leave me be.… Continue reading De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis – Lefty | IT COULD BE WORSE BLOG

Stelara Self-Injection #10 -Giving A Self-Injection Correctly
Chronic Illness, Crohn's, Crohn's Disease, Humira, Invisible Illness, Perianal Abscess, Stelara, VA Healthcare

Stelara Self-Injections 3 – 10

I know, I know. The last time I wrote a specific blog focusing on my Stelara self-injections was with my blog Stelara Self-Injection #2, and that was over a year ago. In that case, I have a lot to discuss. From injections #3 up until #10, I have gone through a lot, so you can… Continue reading Stelara Self-Injections 3 – 10

It Could Be Worse Blog - A Crohn's Disease Blog - Mary Horsley
Chronic Illness, Crohn's Disease, Invisible Illness, Mental Health, Migraine, Pain

I’ve Caught This Migraine Too Late | IT COULD BE WORSE BLOG

It is after 3 o'clock in the afternoon and I'm back in bed. I had just gotten up around noon. My head is pounding. I've caught this migraine too late. Now I get to suffer until it goes away. It could take hours, even days. I've taken medicine. I've taken a lot of medicine. And… Continue reading I’ve Caught This Migraine Too Late | IT COULD BE WORSE BLOG

Rib Plating Surgery and Thoracic Appointments | IT COULD BE WORSE BLOG
Crohn's Disease, Emergency Room, Invisible Illness, Slipping Rib Syndrome, Surgery, thoracic, VA Healthcare, Veteran

Rib Plating Surgery and Thoracic Appointments

I suppose I will just continue where I left off in my last blog, My Wonky Ribs and Neurectomy, where I talked about my thoracic rib appointments. In that blog, I didn't necessarily discuss anything but thoracic issues. The rest, well, is just as chaotic. In the coming days, I will be trying to catch… Continue reading Rib Plating Surgery and Thoracic Appointments