Stelara Self-Injection #29

I have been on Stelara now for 4 and a half years! And man, this week has been busy. Not only did I post multiple blogs today, but I got to do my CORALE IBD study blood sample yesterday, and I'm 2 weeks post-op from ACDF surgery, too - which means I could finally take... Continue Reading →

Pain in the Neck

This week marked four weeks that I've been having right-sided neck pain. Today is day 31. In August, about a week before Railbird Festival, I woke up with neck pain so severe that I couldn't really move my neck without intense pain. After a few days, and luckily before Railbird, my neck pain went away.... Continue Reading →

CORALE V IBD STUDY – COVID Vaccine & IBD

Today I am doing something different - at-home blood collection! đź’‰I recently signed up for the CORALE V IBD Study to learn more about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines in people with IBD. Since I have Crohn's disease and know I have autoimmune diseases and use biologic/immunosuppressive medications like Stelara, I thought... Continue Reading →

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021

What can I say about 2020 that hasn't already been said? I wanted to write one more blog post as a catch-all for the end of the year. So much has happened and yet so little has happened. With 2020 coming to a close, I have come to realize how little my health has changed... Continue Reading →

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