And then there were falcons
Sunday May 16th 2021, 10:24 pm
Filed under: Crohn's flare,Wildlife

The problem with chronic diseases (yeah, just try to scare me, after 31 years I’m onto them) is their ability to randomly yank one’s attention when you don’t have time for that nonsense.

As if we ever do.

I tried to figure out what I might have eaten that neither of them had. Hmm. Nope.

The day after my second shot I had a flareup of lupus and Crohn’s symptoms both but didn’t tell my doctors because what could they do, tamp down my immune system? After demanding it get to work?

It gradually tapered down and was almost gone, so today was a surprise (did I do that yard work too early, did I get a UV dose?), but at least breathing doesn’t hurt. And that is huge.

Today’s Crohnsishness is a lot better now than it was this morning; I got some good food down and am hoping it was just a passing bug.

Meantime, the San Francisco peregrines, other than the female who hatched four days late, have flapped their wings at the edge of 33 stories up but so far have quickly turned around to be facing home sweet home in case doing so carries them off anywhere. Here, about seven minutes in.

The one with all the white fluff still at the beginning of that video is Echo, the female who hatched four days after her siblings. She’s behind, but she’s catching up. Even jumped up there once and got her first view of the whole wide world laid out all the way down to where the winds can’t carry a tune.

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Hadn’t had a flare of collagenous colitis in a number of years…until I got my first dose. Doc said that wasn’t it, but I know it was. Everything is fine now.

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 05.17.21 @ 6:02 am

The second shot did me in, for a night and all the next day. I don’t have Crohn’s although my son and my aunt did, but I recently went through a bout of C.Diff in October that landed me in hospital. I can tell you it is very much like Crohn’s and had another bout,not as severe, last weekend.

Comment by Sharon Stanger 05.17.21 @ 1:47 pm

I can give you some info about c.diff if you’re interested. My sister had it – very badly – and we got her cleared up with 2 treatments. It was simply astonishing how 24 hours after the first treatment I could see a *huge* improvement.

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 05.17.21 @ 5:21 pm

I hope you continue to improve. I chuckled a bit about the immune system line – settle down – no get busy – no settle down. So confusing for the poor body if you had gone that route.

The Falcons are amazing. They are born with a need for height and speed aren’t they. People aren’t born that way – we would be scared stiff at 33 stories. Well, most of us would. There are always some who don’t fit the norm. (And that’s a good thing!)

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 05.17.21 @ 5:26 pm

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