Recovering

Last week’s goals: 1. Don’t freak out: A I’ve had my moments of anxiety, but honestly I was expecting to be worse. I attribute this peace to all the kind people who have been praying for me. Knowing that so many people have got my back is such a comforting feeling. 2. Rest & Recover:…

Post-Surgery Foods

I’m writing this on Tuesday, so I don’t actually know how these foods are working for me as you read this. But I’ve done my best to prepare so I’m hoping that things are running smoothly and I’m getting enough sustenance to maintain my weight and help my body heal! (If you’re looking for post-surgery health…

Sad and Boring

Man, all week I’ve just felt pretty rough. Every day I wake up feeling a little bit worse. I wish I could snap my fingers and skip the next two months! Just snap my fingers and be mostly recovered from surgery and on a new Crohn’s medication that keeps my symptoms under control. Sure, I’d miss…

Making Lists

Last week’s goals: 1. Pursue treatment fully: A I made it through my scary appointment on Tuesday plus various unexpected tests, I made a bunch of phone calls, I’m taking a prescribed antibiotic & supplements, I’m working with the office to get more tests and vaccines needed before I can start medication, and I’ve got an appointment…

Drop of a Hat

I wish I understood why I suddenly started feeling so rough after a pretty good week all last week, and why it’s lingering so long. I was being so healthy & proactive last week! It’s frustrating that my health can turn at the drop of a hat like that and I can’t even pinpoint what…

Therapy Session

Days like today make me regret this daily blogging project, because I don’t really know what to say on days like today. I went to bed before the election results were called, but I woke up in the middle of the night and I couldn’t believe the outcome! I wasn’t thrilled about either candidate, but…

Current To-Read Pile

Pictured: my latest library haul. The day after I picked them up, I had to laugh at how on-the-nose this selection of books is for me: 1) A memoir by a woman whose mother had dementia. 2) Coping with Crohn’s Disease, aka my entire life’s goal (that I’m failing pretty hard at lately). 3) A self-help…