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Prednisone & I are back together

So I had every intention of being more diligent this month about keeping you all up to date. The intention was there. The energy and motivation was lacking a bit.  Earlier this month we had managed to get down to 1.5 pills but I was having some concerning symptoms including frequent bowel movements, diarrhea, and… Continue reading Prednisone & I are back together

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Prednisone- the devil’s little pill

Prednisone, again for anyone who doesn’t know, is a corticosteroid that is an effective immunosuppressant often used to treat inflammatory disease, some autoimmune disease, and some types of cancers. I am currently on my second round of prednisone after my blow up in the summer. We are down to 10 mg or 2 pills, soon… Continue reading Prednisone- the devil’s little pill

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The Side Effects of IBD They Don’t Always Tell You About

So today has been a whirl wind of a day! First off I FINALLY WAS WELL ENOUGH TO GO TO A HAIR SALON AND CHOP MY HAIR. I have not cut my hair since December minimum….. So this was a monumental moment. I know a lot of you are thinking I’m probably being dramatic, that… Continue reading The Side Effects of IBD They Don’t Always Tell You About

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When it all comes tumbling down: an update on my health & colonoscopy round 2

So it’s been awhile since I’ve last updated you all or even have written on this blog. Obviously for good reason, I swear. Last I wrote was just before my appointment on August 14th and after that point I just didn’t know how to update you guys- everything was so up in the air. But… Continue reading When it all comes tumbling down: an update on my health & colonoscopy round 2