A furry friend and days of drawings

I was especially anxious for my infusion today since I haven’t been feeling well, but talk of dogs helped distract me while the nurse found a vein. Then my furry friend Andrew came to visit and brightened my whole day. Mama and I haven’t forgotten about our September Art Challenge. We’ve both been drawing and…

Good day for an infusion

Another heatwave began today, so it was a fine day to be stuck inside the air-conditioned hospital. I lucked out with Nurse Tamara, who miraculously got my difficult IV going on the first try. Plus I got another visit from this sweet fluffy dog named Andrew! When I returned home, I found Mama’s new helper…

Andrew’s calming powers & nurse’s happy dance

In the weeks preceding my last several immuno-suppressive infusions to treat my Crohn’s Disease, I had been violently ill. To better control my symptoms, my doctor just increased my treatments from every six to four weeks. Today was the first earlier appointment and I was already in need. I have notoriously difficult veins, so this…

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.…