Dealing With a Fistula Amid Major Life Changes

Dealing With a Fistula Amid Major Life Changes

I haven’t posted in awhile because it’s been a very busy summer (and now fall). I moved from DC to Boston at the beginning of August. It’s something I had been thinking about doing for the past several years, and I spent a LOT of time worrying about how moving with a chronic illness would work. I spent hours obsessing over how to navigate a move and possible change of job and health insurance without delaying any Entyvio infusions.

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From Infusions to Pills: An Update

From Infusions to Pills: An Update

At the beginning of the year, I wrote about some strange, possibly colitis-related things that happened to me in December. I had an infected abscess that could turn into a Crohn’s-related fistula, some digestive symptoms, and a swollen ankle. I also saw a new gastroenterologist, who ordered tests of my Entyvio levels and antibody levels and a flexible sigmoidoscopy for January.

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Ups and Downs

Ups and Downs

The end of 2018 brought some unexpected possibly colitis-related symptoms. I guess that’s how it goes with these chronic illnesses: things are going smoothly and you get lulled into a sense of stability, and then your body starts doing weird things again.

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