Confession time!!! I'm mailing out TWELVE Restroom Cards today. Guys, some of these are nearly a month overdue. And I'm sorry. Being a mom has completely consumed me lately and baby has been suffering from mega #separationanxiety. Thank you for your patience!!! #inflammatoryboweldisease #crohnsdisease #ulcerativecolitis
A friend of mine was telling me about someone they know who is dealing with #CrohnsDisease and #medicalPTSD. She asked if I'd talked about it recently in my advocacy efforts. The truth is, I have not... but that doesn't mean I haven't been dealing with it. Since my diagnosis with #UlcerativeColitis, like many with #inflammatoryboweldisease, I've had more than my fair share of medical treatments. The blood draws, infusions, subcutaneous injections, surgeries, accidents, abscesses, hospital stays, ER visits and so much more... Since #jpouch surgery I've been doing very, very well in the bowel department. But we all know that #IBD can cause a plethora of other conditions. Because of this, whenever any normal health concern hits, I start panicking. Even when the health issue isn't mine. It's funny my friend should ask me about this today. #BabyNinja2017 is currently dealing with Day 2 of a stomach bug that's causing #diarrhea. It's taking every ounce of strength I have not to panic. I have to tell myself that stomach bugs happen sometimes and it's ONLY diarrhea. No other symptoms that I can see... no blood, no fever, no apparent pain or discomfort... but I won't lie, there's a part of my that wants to run into a panic and hold my baby tightly while rocking back and forth, crying. I say all this to let you know that if you're dealing with this, you're not alone. #chronicillness changes you... and it also brings mega baggage.
Um, I'm not dead. Sorry I've been neglecting all of you. Baby has been keeping me so busy. Any free time I get nowadays, I just want to nap or knit and not think about anything else. She's at a very needy age... 😱 I'm not going anywhere... even if you don't hear from me for weeks at a time. #inflammatoryboweldisease #ulcerativecolitis #momblogger #babyninja2017 #jpouch
#whenitrainsitpours ⛈ I've been up all night with a sick baby who refuses to be comforted except for her #GerberPuffs. Stupid cold!!! I need sleep. She needs sleep. #beingamomishard #ibdmoms
If it's not one thing it's another. This week I'm dealing with tendinitis! Thanks #CIPRO! Ignore the mess in the background. Baby ninja likes to make a mess.
Feeling a little better but I have a ways to go. I appreciate all the prayers and encouragement! Keep 'em coming!!! Ya'll have lifted my spirits so much these past several days. Thank you. #inflammatoryboweldisease #ulcerativecolitis #jpouch #kidneyinfection #cipro #chronicillness #sickmama #momblogger
Mr Darcy knows something is wrong. He must really love me. He hates #babyninja2017. #inflammatoryboweldisease #ulcerativecolitis #jpouch
Mamas don't get breaks. Besides having an abdominal infection somewhere and thickened #jpouch walls, I don't know much else. But I will be ok. I just need as much rest as possible. I will keep ya'll updated as I'm able. #ulcerativecolitis #chronicillness #inflammatoryboweldisease
Whoohoo. 😒 #inflammatoryboweldisease #ulcerativecolitis #jpouch