Wow!! Thank you guys for all the support! I started this blog last year as a coping mechanism, a way of dealing with this major lifestyle change of having IBD. I started writing not knowing what I was talking about, but just documenting my daily struggles.
Thanks to all of you for joining me on this journey and the continued support.
Thank you! 😘
I don’t know why I find this so funny, but it’s soo true!
I have now accepted that my symptoms will always persist.
So I know eating fried food is never a good decision when you have IBD, but whenever I visit my mother she never has safe food for me to eat and I was too broke to buy anything. Late in the evening I was still hungry and didn’t think the frozen Nathan’s onion rings that I’ve had before would hurt, I was soo wrong. After 20 minutes my stomach was sooo tight and I felt so nauseous. Then the stomach cramps started, I felt miserable for a good 2 hours. Exactly a week later I had my first experience with food posioning.
Now as I sit waiting to see my GI for a follow up and realizing I’ve been on Humira for 7 months and still have symptoms, I’m starting to wonder will anything work?
This year I plan to be positive everyday, no matter the situation. Can’t be sad when I’m alive for another day with clothes on my back and a roof over my head.
I found this cool idea of the “Happy Jar” where you write something good that happens each day for a year, and at the end of year you get to read all the good things in your life for the past year. I kind of wished I had done a happy jar in 2015, which was one of the most depressing years of my life. I might have been in better moods if I had forced myself to sit down everyday and write something positive about the day.
The first week of January 2016 was hard, very stressful at the job and glad its over. But positive things from this week has been; re-connecting with friends I haven’t seen in a while, and I just paid a security deposit on my first place, no roomies! It’s a great feeling. With this new place I will be moving to a new state (but not really far away) and area where I know no one. I’m officially starting a new chapter, it’s exciting.
Also, I bought some powerball lottery tickets, hopefully my good luck lately doesn’t run out too soon 😉
Remaining hopeful and living one day at a time!