It's the end of the week and I made it. At the beginning of each week I wonder if ill make it to Friday in one piece, but this week I made, and I'm still mostly alive. It's been one heck of a week in more then one way. I have made over 70 trips to the bathroom, had two blood draws, submitted two stool samples and driven about 300 miles, not to mention attending classes and stressing over exams. But, it has been a good week too! I've had Several Positive responses to my blog which is incredibly encouraging. If I can help Even one person through my blog it will make everything worth it.
I have realized that the point of this blog isn't only to help people with Crohns, but to also educate others about Crohns. So many people hav e no idea what is involved with Crohns Disease and that drives me crazy. I just want people to understand that Crohns effects every aspect of your life. For example, I'm sitting in the car right now trying to figure out where I'm going to use the bathroom and kicking myself for eating Doritos which is causing this urgent need. Everytime I eat I have to think about what I'm eating and how it is going to affect me. Whenever I go out, I scope out the bathrooms and assess them. I never leave home without all my medicine because everyday is different and I never really know how my body is going to react. Quite frankly it's hard to live with Crohns, you spend so much time assessing your situation and symptoms that even the most mundane tasks can become cumbersome. So even though it's the end of week and I've made it through, my problems don't end here. It makes you wonder if they will ever end or If I will ever beat this disease. It's a question I ask almost everyday when I'm faced with pain or disappointment. But I just have to keep going day by day and get through one week at a time. The bottom line is that at the end of the week I really feel like I deserve a trophy for getting through each day in my not so normal life.