Still in remission – yay! *Cue the crowd going wild*
If I’m honest, I wasn’t half expecting to be in remission for a week let alone nearly 2 months, but I am, so f*** you Crohn’s, f*** you.
So, what have I been doing lately?
Well, I’ve been training for the half marathon im running in October, see my fundraising page here. Minor setback, though, I injured my calf when running. Not quite sure how I managed it, but it promptly screamed at me to stop doing what I was doing. I’ve rested it for the last week or so, only because I don’t want to exacerbate the problem.
I’m running a solid 3 miles non stop now, which may not seem much to some people, but as a person who has not run anywhere in the last 10 years, I think that’s pretty good going!
While on the subject, I am SO excited to say that I have raised over 50% of my fundraising target for CCUK which is AMAZING! Thank you all so so so much for donating! Please spread the word and help me reach my target, or even go above and beyond!! Any donation, no matter how big or small will help toward funding research into getting people like me cured!
Another step in the right direction, I’m having an operation tomorrow! It’s been a long time coming, 6 months to be exact, but still, God bless the NHS. *Cue clapping*. I will be going into Royal Bournemouth Hospital at 7am tomorrow morning for an investigative procedure under general anaesthetic, hopefully to find out where all my blood loss is coming from! Not pleasant, or pretty, but I am praying to the gay gods that this is going to give me some answers so I can get things sorted. The last procedure under GA I had, was about 11 years ago when I had my appendix out, not going to say I wasn’t scared then, and I’m definitely not going to say I’m not scared now. The actual procedure doesn’t bother me, they can do what they like, as long as they buy me a drink first. It’s the anaesthetic, it’s the fear of someone else being in control of my consciousness that frightens me. The anticipation of people ensuring they’re giving me the right dose to make sure I fall asleep and stay that way until they’re finished. It sounds so dramatic, but it’s the fear of my life being in someone else’s hands. All they would need to do is give just that bit too much and BAM! Roger out. Now as confident as I am that this won’t happen, I would be lying if I said it wasn’t in the back of my mind.
Anyway, enough about that. Some things I’ve been seeing all over Facebook recently is people bragging and boasting about these diet regimes. Commonly known as Juice Plus, Herbalife etc. I have been INUNDATED with messages from several different reps for these company’s quoting how miraculous it is, how it cure’s Crohn’s Disease and Colitis. How they have “900 people suffering with Crohn’s who have said this has ‘cured’ them”. Ok 900 was an exaggeration but you get my point. Now, to all those people selling these products, good for you. I think it’s great you’re doing something in your spare time to earn yourself a bit of money. I also think it’s great that you have people’s best intentions at heart. What I don’t think it great is how misinformed you are. Do you really think that by taking a couple of shakes a day, popping some herbal pills and eating these ‘snacks’ is going to cure my CHRONIC condition? Do you not think that gastro consultants up and down the country would have jumped on this bandwagon if it did actually cure IBD? It does not, simply does not and cannot cure IBD, in any way, shape or form. Nothing can. What does help IBD and get people into REMISSION, is the correct remedy of medication and clinical treatment. As an IBD sufferer, would you not think I have done all the research I possibly can to see if I can do anything to cure myself? So to all those people selling these products, you keep on doing what your doing, but make sure your doing it in the right way.
Thanks for reading. I shall update you all when I’ve come out the other side.
Peace out xo