Friday, November 20, 2015

A Difference A Month Makes

What an up and down month it's been.
I haven't had the energy or desire to write for awhile and the main reason....very difficult to sit.
It started out with a peri anal abscess but it started to drain on its own, so no need for hospital visit (which I'm always thankful for).  That lasted about 3 weeks before the dreaded discovery that it was now a fistula and leaking out the hole....god that hurts.  I was so afraid to go to the bathroom that I did what most of us do and stopped eating.  I know its not a great idea, but the alternative was pain and I have dropped 10 lbs.  It was at this point that I took the trip to the ER and ended up having surgery but the surgeon couldn't find the fissure so did his best to relieve the pain.  Three days later I was home still with a hole in my body, but no cavity for the fissure to fill so at least I can go to the bathroom with minimal pain.  Needless to say I haven't been able to work work, no money.
Now I have an appointment with a colorectal surgeon and an MRI.  Always before Christmas. Monday is D-Day and see what the surgeon has to suggest. 
Ironically, the Remicade IS working for the rest of the Crohn's, just not the abscesses.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

You Might Be A Crohnie

If you use your wedding ring as a barometer to gauge how much weight you gain or lose
... you might be a Crohnie