A Spiral of Set Backs

I last wrote anything about my Crohn’s disease back at the end of June. That is almost six weeks ago but feels so much longer ago. And in retrospect, so much but so little has happened. It’s just been one thing after another; without the last problem really going away. So I was being discharged in my last post after…

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GI Clinic – 05.04.16

It has already been six weeks since I was last in clinic to see my consultant. What’s happened since then? My colonoscopy has been performed and the outcome known by medical and surgical teams at Good Hope as well as the specialist consultant in Nottingham. I have finished up my course of steroids. I’ve been having considerable pain when eating…

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GI Clinic – 23.02.16

Never did I think I would be without any real plan. Never did I see my job being taken away from me from taking “too many” sick days. So you can understand my frustration can’t you? *** So I went into this appointment with very mixed emotions. Needing answers to my questions. Wanting a plan to fixed in place following…

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This time last year…

.. I was experiencing my first really serious bout of “on-medication-but-feeling-as-if-I’m-going-without”. I had just completed my first year of Infliximab and I’d made it through Christmas. Boyfriend and I had plans to get away for the February break and picked Cornwall for a week’s holiday. I would have my infusion at the start of Feb and that would usually keep…

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My old friend; Metronidazole

“If it’s not one thing, it’s the other..” My health feel this way at the moment. Or for at least as long as I can remember presently, my mind has definitely deteriorated. I’m currently in the second round of two lots of medications: ANOTHER round of Pred, as previously mentioned, and a second course of antibiotics for my wisdom tooth. This time,…

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Polyps and Prep

Hard to believe it’s been over a year since I took my fragile self off to the hospital for them to scan my small bowel. Hard to believe that this year is already flying by and I’m already 7 weeks into my steroid course and due for a follow up next week. But, first things first, I must get my…

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Hard Slog

It is Friday once more. For me, this doesn’t hold the same euphoria as it does to my friends who have Monday to Friday 9-5 jobs. I still have a weekend worth of shifts to complete before I get my “weekend” break. And this week, it can’t come soon enough. I’ve got alot on my mind. But what is new?…

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Disruptions and the ‘bloody bowels’

I’m usually so good with travelling. I’ve never had any major issues with my Crohns in regards to getting around places. Admittedly I’ve never made a trip further than London and I’ve never gone further than Birmingham without somoene else with me. So, to go all the way to St Albans to CCUK Head Office for a training day, I…

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