The Mental Health Tag

Good morning and happy new week. Today is officially known as Blue Monday - apparently the most depressing day of the year. Chronic Illness and Depression/Anxiety Many people don't realise that along with being diagnosed with a chronic illness, people are usually also struggling with their mental health. Having a condition which can mean you … Continue reading The Mental Health Tag

A Day In The Life – Starting A New Biologic Medication

Yesterday I started my new biologic medication.  It is called Stelara (Ustekinimab) and we are hoping it will sort out my Arthritis flare and also keep my Crohns Disease under control. I have had to wait for a few weeks from my rheumatologist deciding this was the next step to take.  First she had to … Continue reading A Day In The Life – Starting A New Biologic Medication

BlogMas Day 2 – 12 Days Of Christmas Chronic Illness Style

On the 12th day of Christmas, chronic illness gave to me 12 breakfast tablets, 11 early nights, 10 pred rages, 9 fill your faces, 8 doctor visits, 7 bouts of brain fog, 6 non-alcoholic cocktails, 5 swollen joints, 4 heat pads, 3 bag leaks, 2 stool samples, and a blockage cuz I ate nuts!

When Do You Know You Are ‘Done’?

So I've decided to write about something that has been playing on my mind lately. Truth be told I'm incredibly broody. Me and Ste have four children between us but none together. We haven't really spoken about whether or not we want anymore but it's a conversation, like any couple, we will need to have … Continue reading When Do You Know You Are ‘Done’?

An Update…

Good evening! Thought I would do a post to update you all on things that have been happening lately, rather than do lots of little posts about everything. My health has been pretty up and down but I'm still trying to keep a smile on my face as always. Firstly some of you would have … Continue reading An Update…

Getting Ste’s ‘Tea’ Ready

Good evening, this is a bit of a late one but have finally had the last day of school today and we are officially on Summer break! Yay! Some of you may know my boyfriend Ste, know that he also has Crohns Disease and know that he has jejunostomy feeding tube (PEG-J), for some this … Continue reading Getting Ste’s ‘Tea’ Ready

Methotrexate

Low dose Methotrexate (25mg or less once a week) is used to treat a range of joint, skin and bowel conditions.  This includes rheumatoid diseases, Crohn's disease and severe psoriasis.  In higher doses it is used to treat cancer. I was put on Methotrexate when I was 14 years of age.  I remember it being the first time … Continue reading Methotrexate