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.…

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…

Happy festival of lights!

Mama and I have decided to postpone our lighting of the 7th and 8th night Chanukah candles, until a time when I can stand the sight of light again. My migraine has not yet released its grip on my skull. Today’s #OneGoodThing was a happy Chanukah with Mama! Here’s wishing you a happy festival of lights! Day…

She’s got my back

A migraine triggered a Crohn’s flare for me today, leaving me mostly miserable. That is, until sweet Paisley climbed into my bed and nestled herself firmly against my back. It was just the comfort I needed. Today’s #OneGoodThing was Paisley’s big heart! Day 342 of 365. And Day 1,073 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1…