Success & Setbacks

You know what they say, you have to take the good with the bad! Β 

And if you live with a chronic illness, then this means more and more to you every day.  

So basically, I’ve just completed all my post surgery check ups and despite feeling the best I’ve felt in a long time, and despite looking so much healthier and being far more active…my insides are still not quite reflecting this progress. 

And that kinda sucks. 

Basically, the half of my colon that was covered in the disease has been removed, but now the half that’s left is beginning to show signs of the disease. Which is not great – in fact it feels like a setback.  

And in a way it is.  Most likely I’m going to have to start my next course of drugs sooner than originally planned. 

BUT 

I’ve come such a long way in this year alone.  I refuse to let one more knock take me down completely. 

When you have a chronic disease you know when going in for a surgery that it’s not a fix all situation.  We know that in our lives we’re going to face a series of ongoing battles rather than just a single war. 

We will have many, many setbacks, which almost makes our successes that much more impressive. 

I guess what I’m saying is, here’s to the next battle – may the bastards never see you coming!

Later sweet things, 

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