As my journey to remission seems to becoming closer, I started to wonder about the future. Will I be symptom free? What does remission feel like? How long will it last? But most importantly, what is a flare up? Because often people who go into remission talk about having flare ups. I have used this… Continue reading What is a flare up?
Well the day has come and passed and we have lived to tell the tale of yet another colonoscopy- except this time it was a sigmoidoscopy. While they tell you that the prep for a sigmoidoscopy is much easier- I beg to differ and actually asked for the colonoscopy prep. That enema fleet they give… Continue reading Clinical Trial Series: Week 16
Ah Prednisone, The pill that most people end up on when you have a chronic illness, the pill that really does work some wonders, but ALWAYS has side effects. This has been the longest I've been on prednisone consecutively. Normally I am able to start weaning off of it after 2 weeks, but because of… Continue reading Things you should do if you are on Prednisone
YOU GUYS I was too excited not to update you about today even though I feel like ABSOLUTE trash. Today was the final week of phase 1 where we found out if I was on the drug, how my bowels were looking, and what the next step would be. First off, prep fucking sucks. I… Continue reading Clinical Trial Series: Week 8 Check in & Colonoscopy
Hello lovely readers, It is almost that time of year- SPRING. Just kidding. Where I live, spring won't be around for like another month or so.... BUT let's jump into a quick update BEFORE I get into you gut immunity. I have my 8 week colonoscopy Wednesday. We finally get to see if the drug… Continue reading Gut Immunity- Why is it so important?
Hello dear readers, We made it! We survived day 1. Today was just overall a busy day. I had decided since I had to take a day off work to book all my appointments today. This resulted in the clinical trial, my gyno appointment, and a practicum interview being all done in one go. It… Continue reading Clinical Trial Series: Baseline
Hello friends! The day is quickly approaching (Tuesday) where I begin my clinical trials. As such, I thought it would be a good idea to create a series or thread specifically for the clinical trial where I talk abut my experience. I think it would be important because a) this is very likely a drug… Continue reading Clinical Trial Series: Intro