Triple success

I had my third IV infusion treatment for my Crohn’s Disease today. It was the final of my loading doses and it went surprisingly well. The awesome nurse, Cindy, warmed up my arm and was able to find a vein on the first try — a miracle for my crappy veins! Then I got home…

Box on the way

I’ve now been giving myself an injection of Vitamin B12 every day for nearly one and a half years. This is rather a big deal for me as I have a lifelong needle phobia. A few things have made these daily jabs easier — using ice packs to numb my thighs beforehand, setting myself a…

A single needle stick

Since my Crohn’s flare is not yet under control despite tons of medications, my GI doctor ordered some tests to investigate. At my CT scan today, the nurse was able to insert my IV on the first go! This is major because I’ve had terrible luck with several veins collapsing painfully in the past. It’s…

Frosting shot to the rescue

After a rather upsetting afternoon, my friend Kelley suggested something fun to brighten my day. So we went out for cupcakes and a shot of frosting! The frustrating issue may not be resolved yet, but at least my mood improved with this gloriously delicious hit of sugar! Today’s #OneGoodThing was a frosting shot with sprinkles…

Paisley cuddles

A terrible throbbing behind my eye woke me up this morning. A migraine overtook me; and the pain and nausea made my day miserable. Our sweet dog Paisley was the bright spot as she regularly checked in on me. Today’s #OneGoodThing was Paisley cuddles. Day 248 of 365. And Day 614 in a row! 1 year ago…

Evening breeze in the hammock

Neither Mama nor I were feeling very well today, so we cancelled all of our medical appointments and stayed home to rest. Today’s heat kept us cooped indoors for the better part of the day, but it finally got pleasant and cool this evening. So we took our resting al fresco and it was lovely!…

Successful second infusion

Today was a big day — it was the second IV infusion treatment for my Crohn’s Disease, and it went even better than the first time! It probably helped that I was less nervous about today’s treatment since I knew what to expect. I also put on make-up to make me feel a little more…