All in a Days Work.

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I’ll be the first to admit that when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease I was terrible with taking my medicine. The first three months or so I was great, never missed a dose. As time went on a missed dose here and there turned into me not taking it at all. After my initial hospital stay I didn’t really have any symptoms of Crohn’s, so naturally I wasn’t driven to take my medicine. There was the occasional what I like to call blips or slight flare. Things remained that way up until about the summer of 2012. Around August 2012 symptoms started appearing, nothing too crucial. It was in the winter when the pain (something akin to machetes being tossed around my intestines) or cramps started. I then started taking my medicine periodically.

Fast forward to early summer 2013, I experienced the WORST flare I’ve ever had to date with my Cohn’s disease. I’ll spare yall the gross details but just know that every symptom associated with Crohn’s Disease was on ten. I lost around 17lbs in about a week and a half. Making the journey from my living room to my bed required all the strength in the world. I made a few trips to the E.R. but there wasn’t really anything they could do. I made an appointment with my G.I. doctor immediately, mainly to get refills on my medicine. After a ‘I’m so disappointed in you’ speech from doctor regarding my lack of visits he explains my blood work looked terrible. Obviously. Since then I have really good about taking my medicine. I’m not perfect, I miss a dose every once and a while but never two in a row. With out this hand full of pharmaceuticals I have to consume on a daily I would be extremely ill and in a hell of a lot of pain. Until next time Take care.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ashley
    Jan 13, 2014 @ 20:54:29

    yes ma’am take those meds faithfully.we dont need summer of 13 to happen ever again

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  2. jrobinjrob
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 23:29:39

    Reblogged this on Crohnie Man.

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  3. tenaciousz
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 07:01:04

    Here here. I take all of my medicine at bed time. I have them on my bedside table, so I see them last thing at night, but I saw a tip to put your medicine next to your toothbrush and that way every morning when you clean your teeth you’ll see them and remember.
    My mum always jokes an says she’s surprised I don’t rattle when I walk. Keep strong, and keep taking those pills.

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    • MissyTee
      Feb 14, 2014 @ 14:02:09

      I keep mine next to my bed because I know they will be the first thing I see when I wake up. Some are twice a day so I have to carry some of them.

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  4. jrobinjrob
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 11:18:45

    I’m bad every now and then but usually only once or twice a year. I will get very anger at my situation, never in remission, 3 injection a month, blood work monthly and 31 (including supplements) pills a day. So like I said I get stupid a couple times a year and refuse to fill me pill case on the day I’m suppose to, which is every Sunday! By Monday evening I a sick enough that as soon as I get home I do the deed and apologize to my family and self for being so foolish.

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    • MissyTee
      Feb 14, 2014 @ 14:05:55

      Wow! I had to get blood work done frequently the first 3 months after I was diagnosed. After that its just before each visit which depends on how the last visit went (so roughly every 3 months). 31 pills a day is a lot. I hope you improve to a point where you aren’t on so much medication. 🙂

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