Pushing past my limits

Today was originally supposed to be a rest day — after my 6th round of Crohn’s chemo two days ago, that’s all I expected to be able to do. But my plans to fill our fridge with healthy food for Mama just before that appointment were squashed by a bad flare up on Tuesday. I had…

Six down

Today was my 6th round of immunosuppressant infusion therapy, a low-dose chemotherapy used as treatment for Crohn’s Disease. In the past I was nervous about getting chemo. But after yesterday’s horrible flare, I was just eager for the chemo to kick my immune system’s ass — like a punishment for attacking itself. I was dehydrated…

Bone broth to the rescue

Today was one of the worst days I’ve had in a while, having spent the hours of 4 a.m. to noon violently throwing up what felt like the contents of my whole body. My entire day’s plans had to be scrapped while I dragged myself from bed to bathroom and back. I tried ginger ale,…

So that answered that question…

Mama and I have both been very ill for the last day and a half. It’s unusual for us to be out of commission at the same time, but excruciating headaches struck yesterday shortly after our glorious pedicures. Late this afternoon — after a full 24 hours in bed — Mama and I met in…

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…

For you, me, and Mama

For the last two years, I have written about #OneGoodThing every day. It started as a New Year’s resolution, but it’s become a ritual in the Nosy Parker home. Mama and I start by talking about the options. #OneGoodThing is truly a family affair. Abby and Paisley, our beloved Bostons, have made frequent appearances. And my…

365 Days of #OneGoodThing

Today marks the completion of the second year writing about #OneGoodThing every single day — that’s a total of 731 days in a row! Daily writing and persistently positive thinking have not been easy tasks, but I’m so proud to have accomplished this milestone. Thank you to my readers for your comments and encouragement! And…