Not only is my colon swollen...

My eyes are, too.  

I get eye infections ALL the time.  And mouth sores.

Just some other lovely aspects of Crohn's.  Mouth sores and flare ups seem to come hand and hand.  When they say Crohn's is inflammation from mouth to bum, they aren't lying.  The worst part is, pink eye or mouth sore medicines don't really do anything because they aren't treating the actual condition that is causing them.  I can apply topical stuff but that only helps for so long.  So until the Crohn's inflammation is under control there's not much to be done.

My eyes have been freakish for the past couple of days.  I wanted to accompany some friends to the bar tonight for quizzo, but I couldn't find sunglasses.  I'm sure no one would have noticed, but I would have felt self-conscious.

Other, non-intestinal side effects of Crohn's can include:
  • joint pain and arthritis
  • gallstones
  • osteoperosis (I have osteopenia, slightly less serious whose affects can be reversed)
  • gallstones
  • anemia
  • blood clots
  • liver damage
That doesn't even include all the side effects from drugs used to treat the disease.  Anyway, that's it for now.  Still waiting for news on the Humira front.  Unfortunately, I enjoy watching TBS which has subjected me to viewing the damn Humira commercial with that woman eating her tomato salad over and over again.  Well, hopefully soon...

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