An update on my Chronic Life (including sky diving!) and health since my last post.
Cimzia! is a short film depicting life with Colitis and treatment with the biologic medication Cimzia. The video stars Schweenie Eleanor Roosevelt and Kitty Detroit, who help me cope with my chronic conditions and pain.
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.
I am painting my blog purple for Purple Day! One change a day between now and Monday, March 26th. Can you spot the changes? If you can you could win some great prizes packages!
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.
The symptoms of chronic illness, disease, pain, and the side-effects of medical treatments resemble the monsters of Halloween. Here’s my evidence that my years of coping are doing more than making me resemble one of these beasts.
The Spoon Theory provides a definition of chronic conditions to help explain how the pain, fatigue, and other symptoms affect the life of the chronically sick individual. Spoon Thief is funny poem with pictures based on that theory.
After having my wisdom teeth removed, I discovered the true source of wisdom. A humorous story about the origin of intelligence and gurus. Funny photos and jokes included.
Is our nation prepared for a zombie attack? When the pain and fatigue of chronic diseases keep you from your regular daily activities, Plants vs. Zombies can be a fun game to distract from these and your other chronic symptoms. It can also help equip you to battle the eminent zombie apocalypse.