alright, alright so I havent been great at being a regular blogger but Im still getting the hang of it. You havent missed too much though, still feeling great post-op and enjoying the peace and quiet of normalcy after surgery. Normal and happy has been looking alot like this:
|so many pancake mornings|
|lula staying chill on hot backyard days|
|rocking so many monster salads|
|vintage crockpot crafted soup, groovy sister-made potholder and mooooooore salad!|
Alright, so real talk. I had a slightly overdue follow up with my specialist not long ago, and well, it was interesting. The heavy duty drugs they are pumping crohnies up with these days are pretty serious scary stuff and this doctor is in a bit of a rush to get me on them. I wont get too far into the details, but the potential side effects vs the potential success is far too high a risk for me to take at this point in my life. The drugs they are pushing are not a cure, they are not %100, they come with loads of potentially life changing side effects and basically are extremely harsh on all your major organs/systems... And this specialist I see, well she sees me for about 10 minutes a year, and didnt even have the real story about what went down with my surgery, so I just dont feel right trusting her judgement. I feel like Ive worked really hard for the health I have in spite of crohns disease and these drugs would just put it all in jeopardy. So after dr. scared the bejeebus out of with 10 minutes of terrifying tales of side effects, a life sentence of being pumped up with modified mouse proteins, followed by completely losing my trust when she was clueless as to what actually happened in my surgery, I just knew this was not the way for me.