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Tag Archives: Crohn’s Disease
I’ve spent the past week or so with my mother, who has, among other ailments, degenerative osteo arthritis and ulcerative colitis, a hyper-active immune system disease similar to the Crohns that has plagued me over the years. I’ve watched her … Continue reading
This year has been so disorganized. Off-schedule. Odd. For instance, I’m writing my Monday post at 4:30 p.m. CST instead of 5:00 a.m. CST. Last week, I didn’t have a post for Wednesday at all. I’ve neglected social media only partly … Continue reading
You’re a scout for a college baseball team. You travel all over the state, watching high school games with an eye toward recruiting the best of the best. The handful of guys that’ll give your college team the edge. You … Continue reading
“How have you been doing?” the lady at Walgreen’s asked. She’s always there when I go, always checks me out, so even though I don’t remember her name, I know her as more than just a Walgreen’s employee. When she … Continue reading
I just got back from having my ankles x-rayed. Don’t know what’s wrong with them yet, but I’m anxious to find out. I made my weekly trip to Tyler yesterday for yet another doctor’s appointment, but this time I was … Continue reading
After my earlier lamentations over being on a liquid diet, then restricted to what I call a Crohn’s diet (low residue, low fiber), I figured I’d let you know that being on a Crohn’s diet isn’t really that bad. No, … Continue reading
I spent an entire week on a liquid diet. Liquid diet. Liquid. Aargh! Boost, Jell-O, broth. Got to have ice cream. That was good. Folks wrote to me, sending me scrumptious sounding (well, some of them sounded good) recipes for pureed … Continue reading
See this? It’s “Rich Chocolate,” High Protein Boost. My food for the next couple of weeks. I’m on a liquid diet, thanks to this blasted Crohn’s disease. Here’s the story: Last week, my doctor suggested I meet the surgeon my … Continue reading
You probably know I’ve been sick for several months, and you probably marked my long absence from Peppermint Place to that illness. If so, thanks for your patience. And if you’ve been praying for me, double thanks! It’s been a … Continue reading