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…

Paisley’s pint-sized friend

A trip to our new chiropractor today helped my migraine pain enough that I was able to take Mama to pick up a new pair of sandals. That’s where we met this adorable toddler, 16-month-old Corinne. She and Paisley decided they were just the right size for each other, and proceeded to entertain everyone with…

Less pain, more vertical

The antibiotics are finally kicking in, and my infected kidney is feeling less angry and violent. Today’s #OneGoodThing is starting to feel a bit better at last! Day 239 of 365. And Day 970 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: Coloring as meditation 2 years ago today: New carrier makes life easier What was…

Not one dose missed

Giving myself an injection every day is still one of the most difficult parts of my day. I’ve learned that a lifelong needle phobia doesn’t disappear just because you’re forced to confront it daily. And so, late last year, it became easy to procrastinate and occasionally skip. But I could feel the difference as my…

Soothing, cold air

I’ve spent the day dragging myself between bed and the bathroom floor. A migraine and overpowering nausea took control of my day. But when the sun went down, Mama suggested we take in some cold air, and it was the best I felt all day. Today’s #OneGoodThing was breathing in the soothing, cold, evening air in our…

Ready for the sequel

After our exciting week, today was a happily horizontal day in our home. Plus, I’m pretty wiped out from yesterday’s treatment. This afternoon, Mama and I re-watched the movie “Mamma Mia!” We had seen it together in the theater when it was first released. We also enjoyed the musical together on Broadway about 15 years…

Bright spots on infusion day

Today was infusion day for me. It’s been nearly a year since I started this chemotherapy treatment for my Crohn’s Disease, and it has been making a big difference in my chronic GI symptoms. I was thrilled to have Nurse Tammy take care of me today, because she got the IV in on the first…