An update on my Chronic Life (including sky diving!) and health since my last post.
Celebrating Purple Day. How a chronically ill Spoonie, her Dish husband, their fiddle playing cat, and their laughing dog spent Purple Day 2012. Plus a summary of some of Bottled Time’s favorite other Purple Day celebrations. Lots of pictures. Lots of laughs. Lots of awareness raised for seizures and epilepsy. *Disclaimer – the cat does not actually play a fiddle. We don’t own one. We do however have ukuleles, a saxaphone, a guitar, a flute, and a piano.
Chronic conditions cause a lot of emotional trials. Curiosity can rekindle interest in life and beauty can inspire our subconscious. My efforts to beautify my kitchen with a Mason jar storage system.
Great holiday fun and travels resulted in a typical chronic illness crash. I breathe my way through it, train a puppy, try to read, and discover inspiration on Pinterest despite my epileptic and colitis challenges. My decision for Lasik surgery in spite of my autoimmune diseases is also discussed.
Christmas and New Year’s Eve fun despite chronic illness and its unpredictable nature.
Christmas celebrations and December travels despite inflammatory bowel disease and chronic illness flares. Sky lanterns, puppies, and bookstores, oh my!
December 1-7 is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week. Let’s take some time to open up and talk about Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Make Poop and Laughter your goal!
After the neurologist reviewed my Ambulatory EEG, I’ve been prescribed Keppra for partial epilepsy. Keppra carries some heavy mental and emotional side-effects.
My treatment team, specifically my neurologists, helped to create an extended medical themed Halloween for me. My experience with an Ambulatory EEG.
Television can help us cope with the stress in our lives. Sometimes what shows what shows we choose to aid us in this process can be surprising. Especially when life, work, and our relationships are affected by chronic disease. Humor, pictures, and video included.
Although this is not my first experience with injecting medication at home to manage my pain, fatigue and other IBD and arthritis symptoms, it is my first experience with a classic syringe and Cimzia specifically.