It seems that I’m not destined to ever enjoy an extended period of ‘good health’ ever again… at least that’s how it feels at the moment!
Friends will know that I have suffered with Brain Cancer over the last 18 months before finally getting some positive news in November 2015.
Prior to my diagnosis, I revealed that I was also suffering from an autoimmune condition called Ulcerative Colitis, which is very similar to Crohns Disease, and before you say it, nothing at all like IBS.
Unfortunately in the last few days the UC has come back big style and left me feeling pretty ill again – fatigue upon fatigue and the most terrible stomach cramps, headaches and sickness.
I also have depression/anxiety issues too (yay me!), so it’s a huge challenge not to let myself sink down at the moment. I’m determined not to.
For the UC, it’s a chronic condition, which means you just have to live your life and ‘put up with it’, hope it doesn’t get more serious, and try and get on with things as best you can. I have tablets and am waiting on seeing a new consultant, but in reality, short of a major operation, there’s little that can be done, which is what I find most frustrating.
Apologies to those who know me in real life, you may find me incredibly grumpy and anti-social for a few days whilst I deal with this latest chapter in my seemingly-ever ailing body.
Ending on a positive note, if you read my original UC post, I’m happy to share that, thanks to the brain cancer, I now get my prescriptions for free. Life has a wonderful round-a-bout way of giving people what they want, haha! 😛