Category Archives: Crohn’s disease

188 post(s) found

“This Is An Opportunity, Not A Punishment”

Date: April 4, 2013 at 7:16 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 85

Hi. I’m alive. And I’m doing OK. The Remicade, as suspected, never worked. The hospital visit was worth it for the fluid IV alone — my fever has been down since Monday and I’m not as deathly exhausted as I […]

Desperately Seeking Optimism

Date: April 1, 2013 at 7:08 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 72

Let’s get the cheesy stuff out of the way first… From the very bottom of my diseased little heart, thank you all so much for your kind comments, your sweet thoughts and your nice Tweets. Being ill sucks, but every […]

White Flag

Date: March 27, 2013 at 11:39 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 97

Things are not so good around here. Things are, unfortunately, getting progressively worse around here. It’s been a really bad past week or so. I was optimistic before I left for L.A. Even though the trip was going to involve […]

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I Want My Life Back

Date: March 19, 2013 at 8:13 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 68

Well if that’s not the whiniest little post title of all time… One thing people tend to tell me when I’m Crohn’s flaring is that I “manage to stay so positive and optimistic.” Maybe online it seems that way. It’s […]

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Thankful Things Thursday: I'm Doing My Best

Date: March 14, 2013 at 6:49 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 91

Ohh I am not feeling thankful today. Sucks, right? Instead I am feeling pretty awful. Minus the “pretty” part. Physically I’m deteriorating. Mentally I’m not far behind. The other day, when I first started feeling really sick, I remember thinking […]

The Things I Thought About This Week

Date: March 1, 2013 at 8:58 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 46

I’m typically optimistic on Monday mornings. New week! Fresh start! Time to do some ass kicking! On Sunday night, though, I couldn’t sleep. I was stressed about work stuff and my brain was louder than the traffic out on Third […]

My Best Tip For Dealing With A Crohn's Disease Flare-Up

Date: February 25, 2013 at 9:07 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 37

We’ll talk about running again very soon. But first, some Crohn’s talk. Feel free to fast forward as desired. In theory, I had the perfect Friday night. I went out to dinner with coworkers at The Smith, one of my […]

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Thankful Things Thursday: For Basically Everything Ever

Date: February 21, 2013 at 9:15 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 38

People say the worst feeling in the world is heartbreak. I say the worst feeling in the world is when you come in from a frigid run and jump into a scalding-hot shower too fast, and then your legs turn […]

On The Roads Again!

Date: February 19, 2013 at 8:35 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 47

An exclamation point in the title. Good things are happening. Great things are happening. I went running. Pause for more exclamation points: !!!!!! Oh, you run every day? You’re healthy, uninjured and have just enough time to sweat outdoors daily? […]

Manic Monday Musings

Date: February 4, 2013 at 8:06 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 47

Hello! Let’s get right into it. I’m still not feeling great. I’m still not spending my time running because bouncing up and down is not something my dumb disease will get on board with right now. And while that makes […]