Well, then. That wasn't much of a start now, was it?
It's been 18 months since I started (and last posted) in this blog. My vision was that this blog would be a therapeutic place for me to write; to hopefully connect with other people who sometimes struggle to balance a busy life with a chronic condition (not just Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis). But I didn't get back to it, even though I have a long list of posts swirling in my head.
Sometimes when my Crohn's is active, I feel tired and overwhelmed, and like I don't have the capacity to write. And yet, during those periods of time where I feel good and energetic, I just sort of want to go with it, and ride the wave of not "being sick", even though I think it would be good for me to write (audience or not). So, in the past year and a half of some extreme ups and downs, sickness, and health, and good intentions - I didn't get here.
I've decided to try again...to get these thoughts and feelings out. From being a mom and wife (in sickness and in health) to an employee, advocate, and friend; from dealing with travel, provisions, fatigue, aches, and pain to how to interpret medical benefits and plan for that inevitable rainy day. I want to put it out there - as a healing and coping mechanism, and hopefully as a way to connect, help, and learn.
Bear with me as I try. As I mentioned, I have so much to say!