Hello to all!

My name is Mary and I have Crohn’s disease.

I am 29, a US Navy veteran, communication and journalism graduate, licensed cosmetologist and licensed phlebotomist, and a columnist for a few websites mentioned below. I am a fur mom and I write about my life. I discuss my Crohn’s disease, migraines, and other issues I have.

I mention using the Va hospital for all of my care and what I deal with with appointments. I also talk about PTSD, anxiety and depression and mental health. I even go into dermatology issues, ovarian cysts, infertility, and ganglion cysts, with surgeries, scopes, blood tests, xrays and more. I enjoy sharing my journey and I thank you for reading.

Mary Horsley - It Could Be Worse Blog

It may not be easy, but for me, It Could Be Worse.

LATEST POST: May Delays|It Could Be Worse Blog

Please Like and Share us on Facebook!

Also See:

My Crohn’s Disease Journey to Diagnosis

Contributor To:

IBD News Today – ‘It Could Be Worse’ Column

Everyday Health

The Mighty

Huffington Post

Remicade Day #1 - It Could Be Worse Blog

25 thoughts on “Something About Mary

  1. I’m 60 years old and a late bloomer as I was diagnosed with Crohn’s at age 58. I was on Mercaptopurine (old cancer drug) for two years. While it seemed to help it lowered my platelets down to a dangerous level. I chose Stelara over Humera simply due to injection schedule, every 8 weeks compared to 2 weeks. I’ve had the infusion and three Stelara injections. I’m doing OK but do have pain occasionally and have had two perineal wounds. Combine this with failed back surgery syndrome, diabetes,and chronic fatigue syndrome, but as a strong woman says – it could be worse.
    Mary, I always thought I stay positive in difficult times however I have never met such a wonderful positive person going through such much in their life as YOU. I started reading your blog some months ago. You inspire so many people, not only ones with Crohn’s and UC but with the spouses, friends, and relatives of us with the disease.
    Thank you Mary for your dedication to your blog.

    Like

    1. Mark, I have to say that your comment made my day. I am so sorry to read that you have had a lot to deal with in your life, too, but yes, it could always be worse. I do appreciate you reading and keeping up with me, and I do appreciate you taking the time to write me. It is people like you who I share this blog for, for the real people who are suffering just like me, who need real insight or just to see that someone else is going through something similar. I hope the Stelara has been working for you? I will get my infusion next week. Fingers crossed! Thank you thank you a million times over! I’ll keep sharing as long as I know it is helpful for someone 🙂 thank you!

      Like

  2. I came across your many blogs on IBD and I am glad to know that you are actively writing about this challenging disease. You offer up some good practical advice that I am certain will be helpful to many patients. I have lived with Crohn’s disease for 50 years and I too write about the topic, although not professionally. Instead I share my experiences and write mostly about managing the mental and emotional issues that influence my health and therefore impact my experience of IBD. Wishing you the very best in the years ahead…please keep up the good work and know that it is appreciated by many! James Patterson

    Like

    1. Thank you so much for reading and replying. I appreciate it so much. I am so sorry you suffer from Crohn’s disease, I will have to keep up with your writing more! I definitely can relate with the mental and emotional aspects that this disease causes, I hope that you have found relief somehow. Hugs!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s