A Bump In The Road (update)

Phew! I’ve been MIA for a while! Nursing school was kicking my butt! Thankfully I have survived my first semester of nursing (with an A) and am enjoying my summer break, and finally have time to update everyone!

I was doing really well up until the last week or so of school. I started getting constantly nauseated again and not able to eat very much. I was doing me best to handle it on my own because I “thought” I had only lost a pound or two. Unfortunately when I really payed attention to it, turns out I’ve lost about 8lbs now in the last month or so. So I had to break down and buy boost drinks again, and have contacted my GI at UC Davis.

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I’m not going to lie, when these boost drinks got delivered, I cried. It feels like such a failure to me to have to go back to needing these for nutrition. It reminds me of when I was super sick and super skinny. I don’t want to go back there again! I AM happy to report that since I’ve been drinking these boost again, I have not lost anymore weight, so that’s good.

Having Crohn’s is so exhausting! I can never “relax” so to speak. I cant just say “well, I’m better now! Don’t have to worry anymore”. Nope, I have to always be on the lookout, Crohn’s is always lurking in the shadows! But don’t worry, I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me!

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My GI doc has gotten back to me and wants me to get blood work done, and MRI to check on the Crohn’s and an upper endoscopy to check for stomach ulcer. I’m not excited about any of this, and frankly I’m terrified. Things are going so well for me now, I’m so scared I’m going to get real sick again. But I know this is the right thing to do, and its better to be safe than sorry. As soon as both procedures are approved by insurance I will have them done.

On a good note, I’ve been spending lots of time riding Rosey on the trails, and that has been AMAZING! Thank you to my close friends and family that are always there for me when I need, especially lately (you know who you are ❤ ) I couldn’t ask for a better “tribe” to help keep me moving forward and healthy. I couldn’t do this without everyone’s support!

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