Going to bed early

We have a big, exciting weekend ahead of us, but I”m totally exhausted already. So tonight I’m posting a little earlier than I often do because I’m going to bed early! Today’s #OneGoodThing is an early night! Day 199 of 365. And Day 930 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: Roses filling our…

New pharmacy and lab

Our hospital recently opened a new building with medical offices, imaging, lab, and pharmacy — and it is around the corner from our home. Today was my first trip there; it took me about four minutes to get from our driveway to the new building. Parking was easy (a massive improvement over all the other local…

Day 900

Today’s #OneGoodThing is reaching the 900-day milestone of finding and writing about surprising silver linings. I hope this blog project has helped you recognize something good in whatever challenges you face. Day 169 of 365. And Day 900 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: Surviving the heat wave 2 years ago today: Vision Come…

Early infusion

Having spent more time on the bathroom floor the last three weeks due to a flare of my Crohn’s Disease, I was thrilled to snag a cancellation at my hospital’s Infusion Center and get in for my treatment early. For nearly a year, I’ve been receiving regular infusions of generic Remicade, a TNF (tumor necrosis factor)…

Sensitive spots arrived

For the last two years, I’ve had to give myself daily injections to treat an autoimmune disease that makes me unable to absorb Vitamin B12 in food or supplements; but I kept getting itchy, red rashes at the injection sites on my thighs from the band-aids I was using. Finally, I found these Sensitive Skin Bandage…

Insistent companion

I’ve been spending more time on the cold bathroom floor lately as my Crohn’s Disease has been flaring. I was quietly miserable in the bathroom earlier today, when suddenly Paisley forcefully pushed open the closed door and took up her role as goofy watchdog. This funny, yoga-like pose is one of Paisley’s favorites and it…

Vertical progress

After a rough go yesterday, I was very grateful to finally keep down liquids today, because it meant avoiding a trip to the ER for dehydration. I even became vertical for a bit. Late in the afternoon, Mama and I ventured into our backyard for some fresh air. We enjoyed sitting in the shade, seeing our…