Sunday, April 20, 2014

Update: Car Accident, Sleep, Cramping, and Easter

So this week has been a crazy week. On tax day (April 15th, 2014) I got into a car accident. Luckily I wasn't serious hurt. My back felt a little bit sore afterwards, however that seems to be going away. Dealing with the stress of getting the car towed, talking to the insurance company, working, and studying, does get stressful. I also moved in to a new apartment so I have been pretty busy trying to knock things out and take care of things.

I have been cramping a little bit. I honestly think it is due to lack of sleep. My apartment has a window that lets a lot of light into it. In my old bedroom I had plantation shutters that could block that out (which I like). Usually my alarm on my iPhone wakes me up. Anyways, some cramping and feeling tired from this. I have been okay otherwise. Last weekend I had some fast food since I was moving in and didn't have very much in my apartment. I can honestly say I felt pretty good even after eating it. At night I still sometimes use ice packs. This weekend I will try to get more sleep and not feel as tired. This morning (Sunday) I woke up and was a little tired (even after 9 hours of sleep) however sometimes your body has to get going in the day to wake up.

On Monday I see my GI. I have some questions for him in terms of how useful Asacol is. There is a rebate program that allows you to save $200 on Asacol, however it is a pain to deal with and I had to get multiple cards from my GI and resubmit them to Asacol in order to get the drug. I hear Asacol is going generic so I will have to ask him about that. When I see my GI I usually type out my list of questions because sometimes I forget what to ask and I only am allowed probably 10 minutes with him.

All and all things are pretty good. I would like to improve the cramping some. Not sure what my weight is these days since I don't have a scale (update I have a scale and now am 168 pounds by Saturday this was down to 164 as I worked out for the week).  I have been working out in the apartment gym which is pretty nice. Today is Easter and I will be having dinner with my parents at their home. Most likely we will just be having Mexican food takeout.

I can't complain too much. Crohn's is a lifelong disease and chronic. Feeling 90% is a great feeling. I often am grateful there are medications like Humira and Asacol now and glad I didn't get this disease in the 1980's or early 1990's. Hopefully the future will bring even a better understanding of Crohn's and how to treat it to improve the quality of life of so many people.

1 comment:

  1. That was a rough week for you juggling your work, studies and getting involved in an accident. You must’ve been so overwhelmed with all the things you had to do. I hope you had someone to accompany you that time. I also hope that you're faring better now. Take care!

    Stephanie Waters @ Chastaine Law Office