The bright side of a colonoscopy

I had a colonoscopy this morning, which means there’s no getting around that today (and last night) has been long and pretty awful. In case you haven’t done this before, you have to drink FOUR LITERS of gag-inducing laxatives. Yeah, it sucked. I’ve been having pretty severe GI issues for more than a year now,…

Time spent together

Neither Mama nor I were feeling very well today. We ended up having a very quiet day spent resting together. Our day may not have been terribly exciting or filled with great things to share, but I’m grateful for our time together. This time of year — nearing the anniversary of Mama’s diagnosis — always…

A gut gone wrong

I’ve been ignoring a problem in my gut for some time now. I could always attribute it to my B12 deficiency issues or my historically weak stomach. But the symptoms have gotten worse and worse. My daily life is affected. And my friend Jenessa’s words ring in my head about not ignoring your gut. So…

No stopping me now

Today’s #OneGoodThing was feeling slightly better than we did yesterday! We still didn’t make it out of the house, but we made it from the bed to the couch so we’ll call it a success. Day 123 of 365. And Day 489 in a row! 1 year ago today: Elegant volunteers brighten our entry What was…

Connected by blood, sort of

Today my B12 buddy Laura came to visit! We met last year through an online support group for people with Pernicious Anemia, and she has been a wonderful friend and resource. Laura gives me hope that I won’t always be this sick and fatigued. I am so grateful to have a friend who has gone…

Miraculously making it home

I’m a few hours late (per my own deadline) of publishing this post and that’s because I just barely made it home. Mama, Paisley and I went to Mendocino for a few days for my birthday this past week. And while I choose to focus on the wonderful time we had exploring the town and…

90-day supply at last

Today I received my first-ever 90-day supply of the prescription injection I have to give myself every day. This may seem like nothing, but this was truly nothing short of a miracle. I was diagnosed with Autoimmune Pernicious Anemia a little more than a year ago. Determining dosage is a very personal struggle and no…