Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Las Vegas and Crohn's

This weekend I went to Las Vegas for the first time. I have been feeling really healthy as far as my Crohn's is concerned but it's always in the back of my head. I knew that we would be doing some heavy drinking and partying as well as some heavy eating.

I went with my four best girlfriends and they are all pretty supportive of my Crohn's. The only thing about people without CD is that they will never truly understand the humiliating moments. The first night that we went out we got all dressed up and went the the club Pure. We had a VIP table and were having a blast. I went to the bathroom and what do you know... I have to go #2. Now, all of you with CD know that taking a dump isn't really truly what everyone else considers it to be. Having to sit in the amazing beautiful restroom and stink the whole place out in my sexy heels and dress is something that I don't think I will ever get used to.

The only way that I can comfortably do things like this is laugh and make it known what's going on. I am the first person to let ALL my friends regardless of sex, know that I just had a serious stink session. If I just keep it inside it's more embarrassing. I have a feeling that this is how most CD sufferers cope.

The drinking really didn't make me feel too hot. I had a bloody BM which scares me a little but I am routinely taking my Humira shots and am not having any symptoms of a flare, regardless of that little glitch! We had an amazing time and I was able to drink lots of yummy drinks and eat some serious grub.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Counting lifes blessing

I am so thankful to be in remission for over a year now from my Crohn's Disease. I just want everyone to know that there is hope after all the pain and agony that it brings. I feel like my Crohn's was a blessing in disguise. It changed my life in such a positive way. Strange I know but true. I was in a job that I hated, partying with people that didn't care about me and living a life of misery beyond just pain and suffering. A life full of emptiness. After my surgery I realized that life is too short to just tread water. I wanted to move forward and I did. I have a career that I love, became closer to my family that I could ever imagine and fell in love with my soul mate. I also was able to weed out my true friends from people that were simply just there for the ride.

Yeah, Humira shots every other week is a pain in the ass but it pales in comparisson to having a TPN or throwing up and shitting my pants. I suppose another thing that Crohn's brings to it's victims is humility. You can't really have a big head when you shit yourself. Just throwing that out there!