I feel exhausted and physically unwell at the moment. I have finally been diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease – and whilst I am glad to get a clear answer, I am still overwhelmed by the fact that this is a chronic illness that cannot be cured, only managed.
I am on an effective medication now to ease the bowel symptoms, but I am in pain all over my body, and my joints are hurting. I feel like an old woman! #notyet40.
The difference in NHS care for physical and mental illness is absolutely incredible! I was amazed to be able to email the IBD specialist nurse, received a reply within an hour and offered new medication and a blood test the following day at the hospital! You certainly don’t get that for mental health problems….
In general we have had a good summer break, we have visited friends and family in Barry, South Wales. We have had days out locally and the weather has mostly been lovely. I think the girl has had a good time.
I am looking forward to school starting and getting a good routine going again. I haven’t really been well enough lately to take Milo out much, so I will be pleased to be able to do this as soon as Megan is back at school.
I have begun to notice that my blog is not just about sobriety anymore – it’s all kinds of everything now, and I’m wondering if that’s ok? I kind of use this space to voice my feelings and I suppose that’s okay, whatever the topic may be.
Have a peaceful and loving week. 😘