Chronic Illness, Coping, Life Posts

Starving for Answers

Nine days. That doesn't seem like a very long time, just over a week. But nine days can feel like a month when each day you get out of bed only to wither away a bit more. I see a new gastroenterologist in nine days. Hopefully he will be able to provide some answers or… Continue reading Starving for Answers

Chronic Illness, Life Posts

Planning A Hospital Stay…For Once

As the date of my surgery closes in, it is important that I finalize my plans for my hospital stay and recovery. Things like checking to make sure the hospital's pharmacy carries all the medications and supplements I take, or checking if I need to bring my own supplements. Ensuring I have actual shampoo for… Continue reading Planning A Hospital Stay…For Once

Chronic Illness, Life Posts

The Body of My Soul

TW: weight loss, body image talk Today I stepped on the scale and began to cry as I watched the numbers settle, barely reaching 100. I looked up into the mirror. Avoiding eye contact with my tear streaked face, I scanned every inch of freckled porcelain set against the coffee colored backdrop of the bathroom… Continue reading The Body of My Soul

Chronic Illness, Life Posts

In a Not So Neat Little Bow

  Well the year is coming to a close and it feels like my life is a complete disaster zone. The week before Christmas and part of finals week I was sick with a nasty cold. No big deal right, take and Advil cold and sinus and get on with it...not. That hardly touched it… Continue reading In a Not So Neat Little Bow