I just had a good cry, I should sleep very well tonight! I was watching a show called Code Black, thinking it was a typical ER drama I had it on my TV as background noise to tune out Ms. Godzilla that lives upstairs (can't wait until this lease ends!). As I was barely paying … Continue reading The fear of going under . . .
Category: chronic illness
Typical IBD struggle . . . .
A week ago I attended onsite training at my job, total training session was 4 hours. Prior to the training, the idea of being stuck in a quiet room with people where I'm forced to be social for four hours spiked my anxiety. Not just for the social aspect, but the past couple of weeks … Continue reading Typical IBD struggle . . . .
The past two months have been stressful and insanely busy. Most of my time has been devoted to this job where our Executive Director occasionally vents to me about our Board of Directors, and I immediately noticed my stomach starts to hurt. Minutes later I develop a headache. Ever since I was diagnosed with IBD, … Continue reading Flaring up?
My current mood . . .
"Be gentle with yourself. There's going to be ups and downs but always keep moving forward. Things are going to get better!" - @ibd_chronicles, follow them on instagram!
Benefits Drama . . . . :(
So it's Open Enrollment time! My favorite time of the year! (sarcasm) . .. I started my current job last July, 3 months after I was discharged from the hospital. Since I was still paranoid and finally understood the life of living with a chronic illness, I immediately noticed the premium plan was my best … Continue reading Benefits Drama . . . . 😦
My current mood . . .
Living in NOVA
For those of you that live outside of the DMV (DC, MD, VA) area NOVA (northern Virginia) has a reputation for having horrible traffic and drivers. I have been living in NOVA for 6 months and I have become that horrible driver. The main reason why there are so many accidents is because people have NO patience. … Continue reading Living in NOVA
When you discover you have a Chronic Illness (CI) it invades your life and takes over! "Sooo . . . starting today no more pizza, caffeine, gluten, soy, and in addition to this new diet, take about 10 pills a day . . . and forget about that vacation because all your money is … Continue reading Sabotage
My current mood . .
Wow!! Thank you guys for all the support! I started this blog last year as a coping mechanism, a way of dealing with this major lifestyle change of having IBD. I started writing not knowing what I was talking about, but just documenting my daily struggles. Thanks to all of you for joining me on … Continue reading 100 followers!!