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

Crohn's Disease, Depression, Doctor Visits, Fertility, Humira, Infertility, Invisible Illness, VA Healthcare, Veteran

Carpal Tunnel Shots & IVF for Vets

Here we are, another week come and gone, and I'm still not feeling any better.  If anything, I'm feeling worse. Since I began Humira 3 weeks ago, I have still felt pretty bad. I can't believe I have to do my third injection this upcoming Wednesday.  Like, really? Already?  I have continued to have persistent… Continue reading Carpal Tunnel Shots & IVF for Vets

Chronic Illness, Doctor Visits, Family, Fertility, IBD, Invisible Illness, VA Healthcare, Veteran

Happy with My Crohn’s Disease

I know for a couple of my previous posts I have been kind of a ‘Negative Nancy’, and after a loooong talk with Philip, I am trying to maintain a positive outlook, because I WILL eventually feel better. I have not been angry at my body this week, I am more tired and exhausted than… Continue reading Happy with My Crohn’s Disease

Chronic Illness, Fertility, Health, IBD, Infertility, Invisible Illness, Veteran

Bad Luck & Bad Timing…

Since my rant on Sunday, I have been further blocked from the Crohn's group on Facebook, to where I can no longer see them, so I have that going for me. (See Open Letter) Monday I began the Topamax medication, and I can already sense a delay in my mind, where I am searching for… Continue reading Bad Luck & Bad Timing…

Doctor Visits, Fertility, IBD, Infertility, Invisible Illness, VA Healthcare, Veteran

Pills and Potions – More Decisions

With this week comes more doctors and appointments, more phone calls and more prescriptions, with more major decisions needing to be made. Since last week, I am significantly less nauseated, and I have even managed to keep a few meals down.  My new ailment, though?   My sleep is eluding me again.  I am up at… Continue reading Pills and Potions – More Decisions

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, 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