Pre-colonoscopy misery


Hi, Me again - once again in a bad mood, feeling down due to tomorrow's ordeal. Have ANOTHER colonoscopy- maybe my 4th or 5th one? I am only 22-¬† most of my friends don't even know what one is, let alone are a regular at it. And that, is just depressing. Its a glorious day…

Colonoscopy #4 done and dusted


abd at age 22 as well, it isn't fair.  I'm back at work today and so shattered and tired and shaky I could cry. It took all my energy to get me here and I can't cope with actually working and the thought of physically trying to get myself home again makes me feel ill.…

I just want to hide away


fatigue can p*ss right off. I am always hesitant to say that that is what I am suffering from because sometimes I'm just normal tired. And that's fine. But I felt so exhausted yesterday but still went down to Southampton on a girls road trip to see our old house mate and go shopping; and…

I’m too tired to think of a proper title¬†


I do normally try with my titles - to think of something funny or interesting or relevant, but this morning having already been up for an hour (it's now 7.45) and already at the station waiting to fight for a seat on the train; and I just can't be bothered. I am so tired. And…

Officially Back. Officially Scared. Officially Sad.


Hi all, Got told on Tuesday that my Crohns is almost definitely officially back. The pain, the tiredness, the bathroom trips, the blood results...all adding up to some "not good news" as everyone refers to it. Your bloody right its not good news. I could write an entire essay rambling away about how unfair I…

through the video camera


So, last week I had to do a group presentation for one of my modules - and we only had two weeks to compile and get the abstract approved, and create and practice the project on a topic which was entirely out of my comfort zone; sustainability. It was interesting for me to work with…

Titleless


Just an add-on to yesterdays post,  this is my right arm yesterday with the cannula in - the first in my left was unsuccessful and is still painful today :/ I sent this as a snapchat to a few of my friends who wanted updates on how yesterday went and I was too shaky, nervous…

Colonoscopy 2 done and dusted. OUCH.


owwwww owwww owww oww ow ow. Seriously. Just to re-iterate. IT HURT THIS TIME. So. I needed this colonoscopy to be done, because its 9 months since my operation and I have been due to have it for the past 3 months, but unfortunately due to personal circumstances, university work and several other reasons I…

I think the hospitals miss me


So, its been 10 days since my last blood test and about Christmas since anything more intrusive / intensive than that has happened - but it was getting too good to last! Before you panic, Crohns has not returned (or at least not that I know of, yet) but my doctor yesterday asked me to…

Tuesday the day of Doom…


So this Tuesday I had a bit of a crazy schedule, a day which perfectly shows how I have to try to fit Crohn's into my everyday life, and how manic it can all get. Firstly, I had a 9-10am lecture ( the last one of this module before Christmas), and then a 10.14 blood…