Acceptance

I am learning to accept my current limitations. Yesterday’s limitation was that I used up all of my energy dragging my ass to the doctor’s office, pharmacy, and grocery store. I didn’t wake up feeling well; but when I got home, I was done. I went to bed in the afternoon, got up briefly to…

Getting through the day

My Crohn’s Disease flare-up has been getting worse lately and I’ve barely been able to function all week. Today’s #OneGoodThing was getting through the day. Day 201 of 365. And Day 564 in a row! 1 year ago today: Medically interesting 4 years ago today: Around a corner What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!

Getting things done

Today I fought through my Crohn’s flare to accomplish several tasks around the house, from changing a long-burnt out lightbulb to clearing piles of projects in progress off the table to putting away stacks of towels. I had to take a lot of rest breaks, but it felt so good to get so much done!…

Sharing our oasis

This afternoon we had the pleasure of sharing our backyard oasis with our neighbors and their two little girls! Today was the first we really got to know each other, and we had a wonderful time together! We shared a delicious meal and lots of laughs! It was such a joy to make this connection…

A good scan & progress made

The swelling in my face, neck and chest is finally going down! A CT scan confirmed I’m having a severe drug reaction to the medication for my esophageal infection and not some other terrible thing wrong. So that’s a huge relief! I’m finally making progress in the right direction — and it meant that today…

Avoiding the ER

Today’s #OneGoodThing can only be avoiding a trip to the Emergency Room. I’ve been trying to stay clear of it all weekend, but I was nearly sure I’d end up there today. I’m having some kind of chain reaction. Medications I’m taking for my recently diagnosed Crohn’s Disease caused an infection in my esophagus, making it…

Avo toast to the rescue

Eating has become a challenge for me as I was recently diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. All food or liquid causes me terrible pain as it passes through my inflamed small intestine, but I’m learning what makes it unbearable and what’s becoming tolerable. Mostly I’m sticking to bland, soft foods that are known to digest easily. It’s…