Yeah, so. The run-down is overwhelming. Had a stricture repair in April, went great. Finally started to really breathe again; settled into job, had time to address other life issues more. But...
Parents live with us. Dad diagnosed with Alzheimer's and FTD. Tough. He is NOT a nice person. Even tougher. Mom is in full-blown avoidance mode. Bleah.
Two teens in the house. Fighting battles with the school system over help for dyslexia and dyscalculia. Older one has Asperger's, eating problems, allergies, anxiety issues. Just came to me about 10 days ago and informed me that every time she has a bowel movement the toilet bowl is full of blood. Fast forward: stool sample confirms that the blood is IN the stool, not from a fissure/haemorrhoid. Have appointment with the paediatric person today; 100% sure she needs a colonoscopy. I am 100% freaking out.
To top it off, I am pretty sure my asymptomatic Crohn's (except, you know, for those pesky fistulas) is becoming symptomatic.
Too, too much. Very difficult not to just feel sorry for myself! Am truly wondering how much more we can take before we just go under, stress-wise.
Thanks for listening. If you believe in prayer, please offer up a few for us.