I get knocked down but I get up again. 

#crohns you’re never going to keep me down.

This past week I have pushed my body beyond its means, I refused to believe that I was that Ill. I should have listened to the warning signs that I was over doing it. 

Friday night I had some weird side effects from my Humira that woke me up early hours, I felt like a had sausages for fingers and that my hands weren’t mine. I was feeling pretty unwell.

Over the past few days I had been getting weaker, more body aches and by Wednesday I had vomiting and diarrhoea.

It’s now Saturday evening and I feel like a walking corpse:

Negatives:

  • I can’t do much housework (oh well that dust can wait it has done for years so why bother now)
  • My mental and physical health are starting to suffer
  • impacting home & work relationships
  • I’m extremely irritable with changeable moods

Positives IT WILL GET BETTER, yes I’m going to have blips, I’ve got a lifelong illness called Crohns Disease and I’m going to learn to live with it.

I feel I’ve been taught a very valuable lesson this past week or so in how I handle this condition and I’m going to try and make a promise to myself.

These are:

  • Don’t be so hard on myself
  • Take time to rest
  • Don’t sweat the small stuff
  • Educate (this includes myself and others)
  • Compassion

I know this is easier said than done, but we have a community of fighters and even though I have IBD I’m certainly not going to let it be me.

Would love to hear comments about how other cope with IBD and the tools and support they use to manage it…….

Trotter Out!

 

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