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”

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”

Food for Thought

I have to say my most recent struggle has been with FOOD! My last flare of symptoms, which I spoke about in my post Mind Over Matter, was most likely an obstruction due to me eating some pistachios. Yep, you heard me…pistachios! *sigh* Sometimes I just have to pause and take in the full ridiculousness of myContinue reading “Food for Thought”

Mind Over Matter

It’s been a long, slow couple days– feeling nauseous and unable to move much. I couldn’t eat any real solid food for two days. I’ve just been taking it easy on my system with liquids and a few BRAT diet items only. I feel pain on both sides of my abdomen that throbs with discomfort.Continue reading “Mind Over Matter”

I don’t want it!

Once I received the news of my diagnosis, my life view began to change. The disease was turning my life into something I didn’t want to live and me into someone I didn’t want to be. I had to call off work many times due to sickness. I was missing a lot of family gatheringsContinue reading “I don’t want it!”