Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018 | It Could Be Worse Blog

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018 - Mary Horsley - It Could Be Worse Blog

15 days since my last blog post, Colonoscopy #5 and I got to start the new year sick.  After the Christmas and New Years celebrations, the past few days I've been miserably sick. Christmas Eve evening and Christmas day were spent with family, but I only had those two days off, working both before and … Continue reading Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018 | It Could Be Worse Blog

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Colonoscopy #5 | It Could Be Worse Blog

Colonoscopy #5 - It Could Be Worse - Mary Horsley

Well, it seems I failed you again on keeping you up-to-date at a decent time. It has almost been 20 days since my last column or blog post, and a lot has happened since then. My last post, Entyvio Infusion #5 caught you up on most of November, so now I plan on catching you … Continue reading Colonoscopy #5 | It Could Be Worse Blog

Entyvio Infusion #5, Work, and Scheduling Appointments – Weeks 47 & 48 | It Could Be Worse Blog

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Well, since the last post, it has been another crazy and hectic few weeks with little downtime to write. So, I need to catch you up... In my personal life, I began working at the CosmoProf with a mandatory 40 hour work week. Yikes. Going from not really working to working full time, my Crohn's … Continue reading Entyvio Infusion #5, Work, and Scheduling Appointments – Weeks 47 & 48 | It Could Be Worse Blog

Optometry and Friday the 13th — Weeks 41 & 42 | It Could Be Worse Blog

Optometry and Friday the 13th -- Weeks 41 & 42 - Another Week in My Crohn's Journey

Since my last post, Entyvio Infusion #4, my body hurt almost immediately afterward. My joints already ache, but I was suffering nausea and my body felt no good. I tried to sleep and I would wake in pain. The next few days I was useless, not even doing my face or hair until early the … Continue reading Optometry and Friday the 13th — Weeks 41 & 42 | It Could Be Worse Blog

Crohn’s Disease Essentials and Emergency Kits | It Could Be Worse Blog

First shared with IBD News, I keep items in case of emergencies and essentials I think I need as an IBD patient and Crohn's disease warrior. If you're like me and suffer from Crohn's disease or IBD, you know you have to be prepared for a number of things that could happen. That's why having a … Continue reading Crohn’s Disease Essentials and Emergency Kits | It Could Be Worse Blog

Entyvio Infusion #4 – Week 39 & 40 | It Could Be Worse Blog

Pain. Last blog post I focused on my body pains and Allodynia and not much changed for me this week. I've had pain every day. I wake up, if I'm lucky enough to fall asleep in the first place, and I'm immediately in discomfort. I wake, and urgency follows, with cold sweats, body shakes, the works. … Continue reading Entyvio Infusion #4 – Week 39 & 40 | It Could Be Worse Blog

Allodynia – Weeks 37 & 38

Allodynia. A few times I've mentioned suffering from allodynia, thinking I needed a diagnosis of it. I had moments, even days of pain. But this pain is not like normal pain. Allodynia, meaning other pain, can cause all over body pain where even the slightest touch can ache you. Wearing a t-shirt can feel uncomfortable, … Continue reading Allodynia – Weeks 37 & 38