Update

Hello, internet. I don’t know what to write about! I’ve had a rough week, health-wise, and it’s zapped me of all desire to do anything that doesn’t involve finding a position that isn’t painful and laying motionless until it becomes too uncomfortable or I have to get up to go to the bathroom (whichever comes first). I guess I’ll just write about what’s going on.

I spent the last few days watching Friends and playing iPhone games. In the words of my husband, “so your brain is basically mush, huh.” Yep. I tried reading Thanks for the Feedback, but I couldn’t concentrate. Yesterday it took me 6 hours to finish a bowl of mashed potatoes and a bottle of ginger ale, because when food makes you hurt, your appetite disappears.

I am feeling a little better today, but that’s not saying much. I’m still stuck in bed and feeling pretty miserable, but my appetite has improved, I haven’t thrown up, and I’ve taken fewer trips to the bathroom. So I’m hopeful that I’m on the mend.

Things with Lulu are getting better. She is more obedient, and her personality seems to be returning. I still have a little trouble trusting her, but I’m not scared of her anymore. Thanks for your prayers regarding that situation. I know it may seem like a silly problem to some of you, but it’s deeply unsettling to not feel safe in your own home, because of a beloved pet. In fact, I’m almost positive that the stress of last weekend’s aggression issues are what triggered this Crohn’s flare-up.

I really appreciate all the prayer and the love y’all have shown me in regard to my health. It’s hard to write about, because I have so little control over it, and I’m afraid that I’ll be bombarded with well-meaning (but overwhelming) suggestions for improvement. But I’ve been overwhelmed in a good way by your care for me. Thanks, y’all.

6 thoughts on “Update

  1. Well, that really stinks!! I will be praying for you ❤ I do so love the quote you have on the footer that says "Every day may not be good… but there's something good in every day." It's so hard for me to remember that even the really messy uncomfortable times have a purpose!

    Also, I'm not a total random stranger from the internet….I used to follow your blog "she learns as she goes"…and and just now getting back into following your adventures here on CurrentlyKelli. Still sort of a random stranger, but been and old one 😉 Anyway, love your new blog-it's beautiful and I really enjoy you sharing your everyday with us! A lot of it really resonates with me, and I am encouraged to know that someone else faces the same joys and struggles in the "everydayness" of life.

    keep pressing on toward the crown!

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  2. Kelli, I know what you mean with the health issues (and the dog too, but that’s a whole ‘nother story). I’ve been struggling with constant headaches for the last four+ years, and we’ve been trying everything we could to find what the matter was–we thought I’d just grow out of it, but that doesn’t seem to be the case–and I’ve blogged about it a couple times, but. . . it’s just hard to tell other people about what you’re going through and struggling with sometimes, isn’t it? Anyway, I’ll be praying for you, and I hope this week is better then the last!

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  3. Truly sad that you are so ill and having to suffer so much. I pray that you will have complete healing and that you will never have to suffer from Crohn’s again.

    I am glad that Lulu is learning and doing well. That would be hard to be afraid in your own home. Animals do sense fear so she may be slightly uncomfortable too.

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  5. Kelli, how did I miss knowing you have Crohn’s?! I was diagnosed in 2012 after being sick for 5+ years prior to that. It is a miserable disease that unless you have it, it’s truly hard to understand. But I know how flare ups are and how debilitating they can be. I pray you start to feel better soon. No one should have to suffer through this. Get you a good heating pad (or better yet a heated blanket!) and keep your head up!

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