Sunday, July 23, 2006

Flare up

A number of years ago, I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. Overall, as a cd sufferer, I've been pretty lucky. I was really sick the year I was diagnosed (88), had one major surgery in 95, and another, somewhat less involved surgery in 98. Since then, I've been pretty much in remission.

When my dad died in August 04, I was suddenly thrust into a major flare-up. I'd expected that a death in my family was pretty much what would make me sick again, but this has been a pretty bad few years. I've been on and off a number of drugs. I was on prednisone a few months ago, which ended up in a weight gain of about 20 pounds. So now I'm dealing with pain, a very active relationship with my bathroom, and being unable to drop this weight, even though I now have no appetite, thus leaving me with a bout of depression. If it wasn't for my husband eating meals, I'd probably be eating nothing more than toast and tea every day.

I tried to find some blogs from people who have cd, but didn't have time to search through all the hits I got (or I just don't know how to refine my search enough). I wanted to chat with others - just to compare notes. Guess I'll just have to wait and see if there are any comments back to me. I would appreciate a conversation with others - hope to hear from someone!

Friday, March 17, 2006

First time

This is the first time I'm writing a blog - was always lousy at keeping a diary, so at 49, I figure it's time to try again. I've always had a desire to write, but neve knew where or how to start. maybe this will be it! Bad news - I'm at work, so must return to being productive. Will try to write more before the day is out.