Here we go again…

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! πŸ˜›

About Gari

Thirty-Two year old northern lad; living out in the Peak District and rediscovering life after having had a brain tumour.

8 Responses

  1. Sorry to hear this about your health. It certainly does seem unfair that you get more than your share of poor health while others seem to sail through. The depressive side I certainly can relate to. Just keep talking and blogging it always helps me.

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  2. mikeallder

    Oh dear Gari your news is upsetting. I’m sure you’ll tackle whatever treatments you need head-on with positive spirit. You’ve got a lot of support especially during these tough times. From what you’ve said, Max is a rock and will do his best to keep you from dwelling on any gloomy thoughts. Would be great to meet you two someday. Good luck with whatever the next steps are. Mike xx

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  3. Keith

    Life and its twists and turns. I understand where you are coming from, but I know how you try hard to get through. Best wishes, Thinking of your plight. Keith

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  4. I knew about the brain cancer. I’m so sorry to hear you also have to deal with UC. I have two friends with Crohns and one with UC so I know from them just how serious and painful these conditions are (and yes, nothing at all like IBS). That’s an awful lot to deal with.

    Your positive attitude is really honestly very impressive. And it’s good to know you have such a great support system, both of which I truly believe will make it vastly more likely that you will absolutely achieve a positive outcome with both of these challenges. πŸ™‚

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