Posts Tagged With: crohns

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March 15, 2017

Longing for the Sea.

Sometimes I dream of the sea. I can taste the sea air, feel the water on my body and the water fill me with comfort as I dive below. I’m never human in these dreams, but a creature of salt and spray. They’re wonderful dreams. I actually wake up rested, which is unusual. My mantra these days is that I’m tired of being tired. I’ve long been obsessed with the sea. As a young child, I thought it was because I was a child of the desert – and something I just was obsessed with when I moved to California.…

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January 24, 2014

An Update!

I feel bad, but I never blogged that I came home from the hospital. But here I am! At home, living my life. Now, Crohn’s is a seriously weird disease. It doesn’t affect me constantly, and once you can get the pain of a flareup under control, life can be pretty normal. I honestly spent most of my hospital stay pain-free, watching television and sobbing over not being able to eat normal food. (You try eating nothing for a day, then only being able to have broth for another day) Right now I’ve been cleared to eat normally, but advised…

Posted in my health, personal, Pirate
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…

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August 2, 2013

The Other Side of the Coin

I started to write this blog post last night, and got so far as an outline before I found myself in the middle of a panic attack. There were some lovely lovely people from Tumblr who talked me out of my panic so that I could talk to TheBoy about it. I tried to vlog this- but it turned into a sea of inappropriate laughs and tears. But I said it, which meant I could write it. All I ask is that you try to see this from my POV. I’ve written a lot about my health issues. The Crohn’s,…