July is zipping by!
I was still struggling with my abdominal pain, then my psoriasis spread to my ears and also my neck and face. It itches and there are huge flakes! Many people gave me advice and I found that using T-gel shampoo (for severe dandruff) to wash the areas, and my clobetesol (prescription) ointment on my neck and ears helped. I just left my face alone, and put Aquaphor on the dry areas. Ta da! So happy these suggestions worked!
Went to 4th on the Shore. Bands, food and beer! You can see the Badger Car ferry on the shore of Lake Michigan!
Last weekend was Subfest in Manitowoc. Manitowoc is the home of the Maritime Museum, hosting our very own submarine, the USS Cobia. During WWII, 22 subs were built in Manitowoc.
The city has combined things from the past; vendors, music, magic, fireworks, all the things that work for a great festival!
Last Wednesday I had my final test at Froedtert Medical Center for my abdominal pain. Previously
I had an MRI which showed a healthy bowel with no active Crohn's. Wednesday I had an ileoscopy which is like a colonoscopy but they go through the opening on my tummy. No Golytely! I just had to go on clear liquids on Tuesday! (Insert smile). I had sedation, which made me very sleepy all day long and a little nauseous, but my husband rewarded me with lunch at the Waterstreet Brewery! Yum!
The results of my ileoscopy again, showed a healthy bowel. So, what is causing the pain? Apparently I internalize all of my stress (SURPRIZE!) This causes electrical impulses to travel to the nerves, and hence, I get Crohn's, psoriasis, intestinal pain, and interstitial cystitis! Lucky me, but it could be worse, so I will deal with reducing my stress through prayer, meditation, exercise and yoga. Wish me luck!