With the new insurance knowledge in hand & knowing that the colonoscopy/ EGD would be at least another $10,000+, I had my video chat appointment with my main doctor. When he asked me about coming back, I told him our situation and asked if he had any other suggestions & if he thought those tests were truly necessary. He suggested that we just begin treatment for the Crohn's and see how my body responds. Then we can reconvene after that. I talked with my GI today, so that should start soon. It's a drug that worries me a little, they all do to be honest, but a pretty good percentage of people tolerate them pretty well. Please pray that I would be one of those people. I won't lie, I'm nervous about it, so please pray that He would give me a peace about it if I should begin the meds.
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
As for how I'm feeling, I am still doing better, about the same as I was the week I was at mayo. That means I am still hurting, but it's tolerable...much less than the first few months. I am trying to limp a little more each day and I have put on at least 20 lbs, so I'm back to 110 and look a lot healthier. I'm still getting sick to my stomach, but only 2 or 3 times a day. I am also trying to do some physical therapy to get some muscle and strength back. I can't do much, but little by little I'll get there. Thank you all so much for checking in on me. I'm sorry it took me so long to update everyone. : )
I want you to know that even in the midst of pain and money worries, you guys have made me feel so loved and prayed for. I am so so grateful. I hope you know that. I love you all bunches! - Ash
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.