my health Category

November 13, 2014

I’ve got IRON, how ’bout you?

I have anemia. I’m still not sure if it’s because of the Crohn’s, or just exacerbated by it – but I have severe anemia. As in, when I went to the hospital (the trip that led to the Crohn’s diagnosis) my iron was so low that they had no idea how I was conscious. That first trip I had an infusion of iron (and blood!) and started taking iron pills. Daily. Then, for a period of time I was taking liquid iron (which is disgusting and stained my teeth), but I’d finally made it back into a normal range. Then…

February 12, 2014

Insurance. Glad I have you, but you are a pain.

I am lucky. A lucky, lucky girl. We have insurance through TheBoy’s work, and it’s a pretty good insurance. That said, health insurance still manages to make my life difficult. TheBoy started a new job little over a year ago, and I wouldn’t say that I had any particular health issues around the time of the transition from one insurance to the other. Just the usual doctor’s visits. But I did have to notify my doctors of my new insurance, and there were a couple things that were misbilled. But I spoke with people at my old insurance and my…

February 10, 2014

I didn’t think it would be this hard.

Since I was released from the hospital (wow, that makes me sound like a wild animal, doesn’t it?), I’ve been cooking for myself regularly. Which is fun. I love cooking, and it’s the easiest way for me to manage my restrictions and make sure I’m eating healthily. Is that a word? It is now. So I thought I’d start filming me making some of the dishes that I enjoy. Quick, flavorful stuff like ramen or curries- things that make your tastebuds happy, but won’t take up all of your time. But I’ve run into a couple problems. All my previous…

January 18, 2014

Two years and a month ago…

Two years and a month ago, I was nearing the end of doing NaBloPoMo- which was doing a blog post a month, like Nanowrimo. That year I’d been getting cramps, spiking fevers, and occasionally vomiting. But towards the end of November, it was so bad I went to the hospital. And after a lot of tests, and three days in the hospital, I was diagnosed with either Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis- they weren’t sure because the damage was so new. Nearly two years ago, I had a colonoscopy, and they still weren’t sure which I had, just that I was…