Ho Ho Hmmm….

I have borrowed the above photo from my new buddies on the Colitis UK Facebook page, I would like to publicly thank each and every one of them for their incredible support over the last 10 days. Bruce the Green Man, Bagpuss, Rooster and all the others, I’m incredibly grateful for your kindness in what has been a really poorly Christmas. Also not forgetting my amazing man who, short of being superman, I’m absolutely certain he would make me a new colon if he could!

After 6 months of being symptom free, 3 weeks ago a nasty tummy bug invited my UC to rear it’s ugly head once again. Devastated….. I had completely forgotten how awful things can get. Running to the loo day and night, no energy at all but worst of all is that the world just carries on but now without you really being part of it’s existence. Christmas had arrived, cards needed sending, gifts needed to be bought, food, so much food should’ve been eaten and cheer definitely should’ve been had. Alas, it was not meant to be for me this year.

I do not want this to be a pity post because as I sit here (7am, 30mg Prednisolone, wide eyed, awake, ready for action!) I am on the mend, HURRAH! I have had lots of time in the last 2 weeks to reflect on the last 6 months and although I have been symptom free I think I had forgotten to take care of myself. I find it oddly comforting that even though I have looked into the eyes of my seriously worried husband and been more concerned about him and how he’s looking at me that I am still here! My spirit has not been broken, I am strong and will not let this beat me. UC is part of who I am and while I live with this disease it is up to me to remember that I have so much support, I am loved and nothing can ever take that away.


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