Crohn’s chemo #5 complete!

In August, I started low-dose chemotherapy to treat my Crohn’s Disease; and though it is exhausting, it is going well.

I was nervous about today’s infusion because I have difficult veins to find and I was pretty sick a couple of weeks ago. Plus, I had a low-grade fever today, so I was worried they’d say I wasn’t well enough for the appointment. The drugs knock out my immune system, which helps with my Crohn’s symptoms, but also means something simple like a cold can escalate quickly.

Today’s #OneGoodThing was completing my 5th round of Crohn’s chemo. Special thanks to my friend and faithful chemo buddy, Kelley, for driving me and helping me!

Day 10 of 365. And Day 741 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!

1 year ago today: Fresh scones with lemon curd

2 years ago today: The glory of being pinned down by the dog

4 years ago today: Recycling Resolutions — it’s about finding the joy

What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!

 

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7 thoughts on “Crohn’s chemo #5 complete!

    • Thanks Sarah! My Crohn’s treatment began with handfuls of pills but it still didn’t cut it. It was like having food poisoning and stomach flu and hangover all at once and around the clock day after day! Absolutely miserable! So my GI doc put me on this low dose chemo, which is helping but hasn’t cleared up my flare completely. It is common among Crohn’s patients and will hopefully help me avoid any terrible surgeries! I hope your mom is doing well. This disease is awful! Sending you big hugs Sarah!!!

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