Long Overdue

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Long Overdue

I am sorry I haven’t posted a lot lately. On the one hand, I am becoming stronger and stronger physically with the help of my awesome physical therapists. On the other hand, I haven’t been feeling well at all as my GI system and migraines have been acting up a LOT lately. I have digestive problems including IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) that affects my large intestine, chronic nausea (I love crystallized ginger), and GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease).

While there are several medications approved specifically for people with IBD, I’ve had some very serious side effects from those medications and am very reluctant to go back on those. So its been a challenge trying to get ALL my doctors to talk to one another in terms of coming up with a treatment plan. I have also been busy reading the three books I still have left to review for the month of January. The first will be this Friday, January 13th and will include a giveaway as well.

I am also so very excited because I got an email last night that I won giveawayblogs.com Great Holiday Giveaway!! I had been wanting an e-reader, but then decided that I should just wait (as money is very tight, as usual) and now it looks like I’ll be getting one anyways! :-D I am using my crutches to walk around and have been leaving the wheelchair at home, which is something that I hadn’t been able to do in over 3 years! How were your holidays? I very much enjoyed getting to spend some time with one of my very best friends who is a third year med student and so very busy. And then yesterday, I got to see a family friend who I hadn’t seen in over 2 years, so that was great too!

I’m praying that I’ll be able to walk unassisted and to having what I hope will be the last in a long series of leg surgeries. Is there anything you’re looking forward to in the coming year?
Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Healthy 2012!
~Jaclyn~

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Long Overdue

  • Randi says:

    I hope you find some relief soon! That is a lot to have to deal with. :( This year, I’m just looking forward to continuing my grad studies on my journey to be a language arts teacher. :) Here’s to wishing you & your loved ones a happy, safe, and healthy new year.

    • Jaclyn says:

      Randi,
      Thank you! My mom was an elementary school teacher with her favorite grade to teach being 2nd grade. She was a literacy specialist so there were ALWAYS lots of books around growing up. What grade are you wanting to teach?
      Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy new year!
      ~Jaclyn~

  • kjforce
    Twitter: kjforce
    says:

    Jaclyn..Happy New Year, glad to hear about your progress. I suffer from an auto-immune disorder/can’t walk, but after 4 years & PT I now use a walker.Hopefully this year WE will both walk unassisted..”chutzpah” is my game word..kudos to your determination..go girl.I live as a weedbychoice.

    • Jaclyn says:

      kjforce,
      My walker sits in the corner as it is the easiest way for me to climb a small set of stairs that don’t have a banister. I’m sorry to hear that you also struggle with an autoimmune disorder. I’m glad to hear that you are able to walk with assistance and totally understand how difficult it is.
      Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy new year!
      ~Jaclyn~

  • Marie says:

    I do hope that 2012 is a better year for you (and for us as well — it’s been a tough year here). Having to deal with a chronic illness myself I can relate to some of what your are experiencing and know how hard it is. Here’s to a great 2012!
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    • Jaclyn says:

      Marie,
      Thank you! I’m sorry you also have to deal with chronic illness. I can understand how chronic illness affects all aspects of ones life (and the lives of the loved ones around them). Here’s to hoping 2012 will be a happy and healthy year for you and your family!
      Take care,
      ~Jaclyn~

  • kjforce
    Twitter: kjforce
    says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day…hopefully you are making progress on your walking situation. I have had a couple of setbacks,but I am determined to go forward.I will NOT let this situation get over on me..I am a ” weed” and nothing can keep me down.Look forward to hearing an update from you..kj
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