Most Surprising Emotion of My Diagnosis

There is one emotion I have experienced that has surprised me the most out of all the emotions on this rollercoaster ride. That emotion is anger. I have never been an angry person. I’m usually always pretty positive and happy. Even when I’m having a bad day, my first inclination is towards sadness not anger.Continue reading “Most Surprising Emotion of My Diagnosis”

I’m in limbo with another diagnosis

Today was harder than most days. I had 14 tubes of blood drawn in hopes of getting some more answers. My rheumatologist ordered the blood work since I’ve been experiencing a lot of joint and back pain. We want to see if there is another autoimmune disease present along with the Crohn’s disease. In myContinue reading “I’m in limbo with another diagnosis”

When Your Brain Decides to Shutdown

The things I have to deal with! As I’m writing this–it’s 3:30pm and I’m beyond exhausted. A normal person would be excited to get off work soon and go home to do whatever they want. I’m curled up on my couch feeling like I can’t even move or keep my eyes open. How is laundryContinue reading “When Your Brain Decides to Shutdown”

Let the Creativity Flow

The ONE thing that gets me through the day is—putting what energy I do have into something meaningful that requires me to be creative. Now obviously everyone is attracted to different things that exercise their creativity. I love puzzles and fitting all the pieces together. I love coloring and focusing on keeping it in theContinue reading “Let the Creativity Flow”

I feel like my choice was taken away

This is a very hard topic for me to discuss, but I feel very passionate about it! Since it does weigh on me, I feel it’s important to share for the sake of others with similar feelings or concerns. Before we dive in– I just want to make it really clear that I respect all myContinue reading “I feel like my choice was taken away”

My Nose Woes

I’m experiencing another extraintestinal manifestation of my Crohn’s disease. Or as we call it in my house…”extraterrestrial”, ha ha ha! Meaning, my disease is essentially inflaming other parts of my body, outside the gastro system. In this case it is the skin on my face…YAY!  I’ve got seborrheic dermatitis around my nose, basically a redContinue reading “My Nose Woes”