Chronic Illness, Crohn's Disease, Doctor Visits, Humira, IBD, Invisible Illness, Veteran

Hurry Up and Wait

This week has not gone as planned. Since last week, we had our fantasy football draft and I managed to get another week with 100% credit in my communications class. Now with football back on, I'll have to reschedule my homework days so I don't miss the Sunday and Monday games or my Bengals. Who… Continue reading Hurry Up and Wait

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Chronic Illness, Doctor Visits, Fertility, Health, Invisible Illness, VA Healthcare, Veteran

Frankie, Myrtle, and the Double Balloon​

Thursday I will be prepping for Friday, with no dinner and a trip to Indiana.  Friday I will be too busy to post, I’ll be having that Double Balloon procedure I have mentioned a few times before, so this week’s post is coming to you early, and it is chaos filled as usual. (See IU Double… Continue reading Frankie, Myrtle, and the Double Balloon​

Health, IBD, Infertility, Invisible Illness, VA Healthcare, Veteran

IU – Double Balloon Consult

This morning the hubs and I got to make the 3-hour commute from Georgetown to Indiana University, for yet another consult.  We had a 20-minute consult, this one with Dr. B, a digestive disorder specialist, to discuss my Crohn's and plan for the Double Balloon. Couldn't we have done this over the phone?!  Sure.  But… Continue reading IU – Double Balloon Consult

Chronic Illness, Health, IBD, Invisible Illness, Opinion, VA Healthcare, Veteran

5 Facts About Crohn’s Disease | It Could Be Worse Blog

Here are 5 things to know about Crohn's Disease, if you don't know about it - or me - already. 5. Crohn's is a Disease Okay, so that one was a given. Of course, something labeled Crohn's Disease is a disease. Crohn's is a disease specific of the gastrointestinal tract or GI tract. Crohn's makes… Continue reading 5 Facts About Crohn’s Disease | It Could Be Worse Blog

Chronic Illness, Doctor Visits, Health, IBD, Infertility, Invisible Illness, Life, Opinion, Veteran

So What If I’m Bitter

Considering I have been diagnosed with an incurable disease like Crohn’s, I feel I have every right to be upset, and to be upset often, if that’s how I decide to cope with my issues.  If you were put in my shoes sometimes, you would be troubled too. I am struggling with this incurable issue, a… Continue reading So What If I’m Bitter

Doctor Visits, Health, IBD, Opinion, VA Healthcare, Veteran

Another Rant About Veteran Care

Veteran’s Healthcare should not be this difficult. I have spent 4 hours today on the phone.  4 HOURS. I spent that 4 hours trying to figure out something as simple as the correct location of my Tuesday Capsule appointment, of all things. All I needed was an address.Veteran’s health care should not be this difficult. I… Continue reading Another Rant About Veteran Care