Twelve-hundred good things

Today marks my 12-hundredth day in a row writing about #OneGoodThing. Seeking out light in the darkness has truly become a habit for me, yet this project feels just as important now as it did the day it began. With so much awfulness in the world, I humbly pledge to continue to shine a light in…

Free samples and friendly faces

On the way home from a stressful medical appointment, Mama and I decided to pop into CVS for a few random things and our day was completely uplifted. When we couldn’t find a particular item, we happened to meet our local store’s Beauty Consultant, Nicole Cowlin. She was so helpful and kind to us, even…

Super cool vein finder

I have notoriously shitty veins, so I was excited when the nurse at the Infusion Clinic pulled out this cool machine that illuminated my veins. Today was my 15th round of Crohn’s chemo. Since I’ve been in a flare for the last week or so, I was happy to receive my treatment. I tried to…

Bridge back to solid food

The highlight of my day was a cool washcloth that Mama brought me when I was throwing up water all morning. It was a rough day. When I finally managed to get up this evening, I found my way back to solid food with the help of ginger pear “tummydrops” and a mug of chicken…

Another infusion done

My immune system has been attacking my guts lately as I struggle with a Vitamin C deficiency, in addition to my Vitamin B12 deficiency. So I was really looking forward to my 13th Crohn’s chemo infusion today because it shuts down my overactive immune system. Exhaustion-wise, I feel like I was hit by a truck.…

Surviving the first Monday of 2019

I typically don’t drive for more than 10 minutes at a time, because I find it physically difficult. However, today I had to take Mama to an appointment about a two-hour drive away. It took every last “spoon” we had, but we made it, collapsing in our beds upon our arrival home. Mama woke up…

Here we go again

For months I’ve agonized over whether or not to continue writing about #OneGoodThing each day, a project which started as a New Year’s resolution three years ago today. I knew with clarity that I wasn’t done last January 1st, same as the January 1st before that. But this year, I considered ending the series at…