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

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Depression, Fertility, Infertility, Invisible Illness, Veteran

50 Months of Infertility

I know that today isn't blog day, but my heart is a little heavy this morning. My body likes to play games with me.  My body likes to play cruel tricks on my mind. Every month, without fail, I get my hopes up and I think that Baby Horsley could be in the making. Just… Continue reading 50 Months of Infertility

Anxiety, Chronic Illness, Depression, Doctor Visits, Humira, IBD, Invisible Illness, Mental Health, Veteran

Here I Go Again – Humira Wednesday #2

Since last Friday's blog post, a few things have happened in my Crohn's and wellness journey, other than me shamelessly sharing selfies of myself in Cure for IBD shirts. (Remember, 100% of funds goes to research!) I have had multiple phone interviews with the VA, Humira Wednesday #2 came and went, and, Sunday was our… Continue reading Here I Go Again – Humira Wednesday #2

Anxiety, Depression, IBD, Infertility, Invisible Illness, Life, Mental Health, Veteran

The Week I Asked For Help

What has happened this week in my life? I almost didn't feel comfortable sharing all of the emotions and events of this week with the public, but I have kept it 'real' and honest with you up until this point, so why change that now? This week we're discussing hormones, both fertility and mental health related,… Continue reading The Week I Asked For Help