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

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Stelara Self-Injection | It Could Be Worse Blog - Mary Horsley
Crohn's, Crohn's Disease, Fibromyalgia, IBD, Stelara, VA Healthcare, Veteran

Stelara Self-Injection #2 & Rib Pain | It Could Be Worse Blog

Three weeks have passed since my last blog post, May Delays, and I've suffered through some migraines, I've had my Stelara, and I've been extra busy here lately. I've had a few doctors appointments for all of my ailments and I've got quite a few things scheduled, with appointments, scans, and, follow-ups. Since May Delays,… Continue reading Stelara Self-Injection #2 & Rib Pain | It Could Be Worse Blog

2 Year Anniversary of Crohn’s Diagnosis Day | It Could Be Worse Blog
Chronic Illness, Crohn's, Crohn's Disease, IBD, Invisible Illness, Uncategorized, Veteran

2 Year Anniversary of Crohn’s Diagnosis Day | It Could Be Worse Blog

It's been 2 years! I believe in celebrating milestones, whether good or bad, and today marks my 2-year anniversary of my Crohn's disease diagnosis. I was given a gift, a curse, a problem but no cure. Tomorrow, my beloved St. Patrick's Day, is my 2-year Crohn's diagnosis anniversary and I'm still in the same position… Continue reading 2 Year Anniversary of Crohn’s Diagnosis Day | It Could Be Worse Blog

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

Entyvio Infusion #1 - It Could Be Worse Mary Horsley
Chronic Illness, Crohn's Disease, entyvio, IBD, Invisible Illness, Veteran

Entyvio Infusion #1

Since last my last post, 'Busy, Busy', another two weeks have come and gone. Another two weeks and I am that much closer to graduation. I have 2 weeks after Monday and I cannot begin to tell you how ready I am to be done with homework. 16 days to go. And in those two… Continue reading Entyvio Infusion #1

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