Fuzzy visitor brightens infusion

Today was my big infusion day. Though it isn’t fun, I was looking forward to it because I’ve been very sick for the last several days. The treatment started painfully when it took three attempts to get my IV going. But then this sweet Emotional Support Dog, Andrew, was making the rounds to cheer up…

IV in one!

I was majorly anxious about my IV placement today. I have notoriously shit veins and it was painful at last month’s infusion. But this awesome nurse Tim used the cool vein finder machine again and was miraculously able to get my IV in on the first try! Today’s #OneGoodThing was completing my 16th round of…

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…

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.…

Narrow approval

A slight fever nearly prevented me from receiving my 12th IV infusion for Crohn’s Disease today. The treatment works by suppressing my immune system, which can make it dangerous to receive if my body is already fighting an infection. I haven’t been feeling great lately, but I finished my latest antibiotics course two weeks ago,…

Successful pre-trip chemo

Today was my 10th chemo infusion for Crohn’s Disease. I started the treatment 13 months ago, and I’m finally feeling a bit more regular. I typically seem to get a good 4 weeks between my infusions, and even my GI symptom flare-ups aren’t as severe as previously. I spend much less time on the bathroom…