Stelara Infusion & Ganglionectomy Pain - It Could Be Worse - Mary Horsley
Chronic Illness, Crohn's Disease, Fibromyalgia, IBD, Invisible Illness, Stelara, VA Healthcare

Stelara Infusion & Ganglionectomy Pain | It Could Be Worse Blog

Since my last post, about my ganglionectomy, its only been six days but I wanted to catch you up since it'll be another week before I have a day off to sit and write. The days following my surgery were spent in pain. I had originally planned on going back to work that Thursday (2… Continue reading Stelara Infusion & Ganglionectomy Pain | It Could Be Worse Blog

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Optometry and Friday the 13th -- Weeks 41 & 42 - Another Week in My Crohn's Journey
Chronic Illness, Crohn's Disease, IBD, Invisible Illness

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

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

Allodynia, Chronic Illness, Crohn's, Crohn's Disease, entyvio

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

Schools Out For Ever
Chronic Illness, Crohn's, Crohn's Disease, Doctor Visits, Invisible Illness, Pain, Veteran

Schools Out For Ever

I was going to blog earlier this week but it was the first Monday in over two years that I haven't had to worry about homework and the week caught up with me too soon. I didn't have to stress about an essay or paper due and I didn't have to think about learning teams… Continue reading Schools Out For Ever

Art Sanctuary - Thomas Branch & Mary Horsley
School

My Bachelor’s Degree Journey

When I first left high school, I joined the Navy and fulfilled my lifelong dream of joining the military. My Dad was Navy and my sister and myself always vowed to do the same. From the time we were seven, we just knew it was what we wanted to do. While most head off to… Continue reading My Bachelor’s Degree Journey

Entyvio Infusion #1 - It Could Be Worse Mary Horsley
Chronic Illness, Crohn's Disease, entyvio, IBD, Invisible Illness, Veteran

Entyvio Infusion #1

Since last my last post, 'Busy, Busy', another two weeks have come and gone. Another two weeks and I am that much closer to graduation. I have 2 weeks after Monday and I cannot begin to tell you how ready I am to be done with homework. 16 days to go. And in those two… Continue reading Entyvio Infusion #1

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