I’m not really a remember the date kinda of girl. What I do know is that its 3 years in March since I was officially diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.
So today I sat in the tattoo shop reflecting on the pain to come, and I remember what a bumpy journey I’ve had to date and the pain that I have felt with the disease.
I hadn’t planned to have my awareness tattoo around the time I was diagnosed, it has just happened that way.
I had a heartbeat and ribbon tattooed into my flesh as a reminder, not that I need one.
A reminder that Crohns has it’s ups and downs, its not just linear, and also that even though it’s lifelong, I’m alive and that’s amazing.
And even with such a crappy disease I have so much more to give and more I want from life.
Yes it’s a rollercoaster and tough at times, but there is still happiness to be had.
My fellow warriors hold on to happiness wherever you find it, and when life gets tough please hold on and keep going.
We got this.