I just realized exactly a year ago today I was in the hospital. Around this time last year was the evening of my 4th day in the hospital. I was hoping and wishing to be discharged soon. Lucky for me I was discharged the next day . . and haven’t been back since thank God! *fingers crossed*
A year ago I was afraid to eat and didn’t see anything wrong with not eating for a day or two. Not eating meant no pain, no 10-20 trips to the bathroom, I felt normal when I didn’t eat. . . scary thought right? But when you have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) your life is the opposite of normal.
2016 is the first year I did not make any New Year’s Resolutions. 2015 was such a low for me I could not imagine life being any better, had to accept that I will live with this illness for the rest of my life . . .sucks! But today, I am not in a hospital bed! Gotta enjoy the good days! So what has improved and what needs improvement since last April:
- Health – Improved. I think my mini flare is going away, feel better than I did a month ago.
- Professional life – eh Improved? . .. I’m in a better situation than where I was last year . . don’t have to worry about people stabbing me in the back , kinda nice lol
- Living situation- Improved. Much better, still waiting on my couch to arrive . . lol
- Social life – Needs improvement. First step is not to make it last on my list. 2nd, get over my social anxiety, 3rd, find a hobby, and 4th, make new friends.
I was so frustrated last week that I was in tears, called my grandmother and she said “This too shall pass” . . . “Last year you were so sick and in the hospital and you got through it, you are a lot stronger than you think you are, remember that” . . . thank you Grandma 🙂