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…

Natural migraine relief

While on my recent L.A. getaway, one of my besties introduced me to a fabulous migraine relief product. MigraSoothe is a tiny roll-on, which delivers a strong cooling hit of peppermint with a relaxing note of lavender—enough to take the edge off of my chronic migraines. I ordered several for Mama and myself and we…

A Saturday for sleep

After an exhausting day at the Home & Garden Show yesterday and a hike around Costco the day before, I wasn’t entirely surprised when I woke up with a raging migraine. Thankfully, Mama and I had no plans for today, so nothing had to be canceled or changed. I was able to spend the day…

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.…