Hey yall. It’s been like.. forever? I had planned to take a week or two off to work on new posts/get my life together. Well, my last post was over a month ago, so clearly its been a bit longer. I thought I’d give a little update and say, yes I am still around.
In a previous post [I’m too lazy to look it up, how bad is that?!] I had talked about my Crohn’s flaring up. I have been going between my GI doctor and my new family doctor to try and figure out what’s the next plan of action to take. [Side note – I had to get a new family medicine doctor during all this because my old one decided to stop taking insurance but never thought “Hey, let me tell me patients!” I’m not bitter.] So currently I am fighting my insurance to cover a prescription that my doctor says I need. That I know I need. I was on a different medicine and it made me vomit. Like 3 times a day. It was horrible. So now I’m back to being in pain all day, losing weight, being tired, being grumpy and all that fun stuff. [I lied. It’s not fun. I’m so over it.]
That means that I haven’t been eating much lately. When I have a flare up everything hurts my stomach whenever I eat. [My Crohn’s is in my lower intestine but I say stomach just as a generalization.] Here is a short list of things that upset my stomach now a days:
- Iced tea
- Fruit (all of it)
- Garlic (garlic may be the worst for me)
And that’s just a few things. I really should put everything but I do ok with saltines. So not everything. But the lack of food makes me tired and grumpy. I’m too tired to cook for my family most nights, so I’m not really in the mood to create new recipes for my blog. Not that I don’t have ideas, I just don’t have the energy to make them. And then I probably wouldn’t be able to eat any of it. So for now, I’m on an unofficial hiatus.
I do have some commitments to a few brands over the next few months that I have to honor. And I’m happy to do so! I honestly love cooking and not being able to just hurts my heart a little. I have thought about just saying “I’m done!” but I know that would be the Crohn’s talking at this point. When I get everything on track, the first thing I’m going to do is get back in the kitchen. [Pinky swear on that one.]
My hiatus has carried over to my Facebook page, my Pinterest [WHAT?!] and twitter too. I still post on Instagram every once and while because honestly, that’s all I have energy for. And I hope I don’t sound like Im whining. That last thing I want is to fill my blog with tons of posts that sound like a pity party. But right now I’m down and out health wise and I wanted to document that plus explain where I have been.
All of this has stalled our move to Austin too. Well, if we are going to move at all. I have put this in the hands of the Lord and have asked him to guide us. Neither Ryon or I are sure we want to be in Austin but don’t know how to make it work yet. So there is some stress and anxiety in the mix too. I’m really a hot mess right now. Being an adult stinks. [Can I get an amen?!]
Anyways, thats all I have to say for now. [I feel like Forest Gump.] Talk to yall soon!