Long time no see! I know, I know, I have been very bad, and not been blogging! Or doing much else, really.
I would firstly like to congratulate Maree on such an interesting, powerful story, and having the strength to write about it and share it to the world. Just to clear up any confusion, Maree is not me. Yes, her name is the same as my middle name...it is just coincidence. :-)
Back to the show!
Crohns has been playing havoc on my back and hips particularly. Crazy. And annoying. And frustrating. I could continue all day, really! I can barely walk, and lying and sitting aren't comfy either. I am now on around 12 pills a day: and I must say they do take a toll.
But, Zoloft? It is really working. I mean really working! I forgot to take it for 2 days: bad idea. I went into an instant down spin. I didn't realise how much better I was compared to where I was 1 month, 2 months, or even a year ago. My new found balance means I can finally sort out what is important to me and what is not. I can discover new parts of me: without the feeling of being constantly on edge, in fear of the big bad wolf, that may or may not be around the corner. I can embrace my needs and wants, instead of feeling that I have failed the impossibly high standards I set myself. It is like the volume in my head has suddenly been turned down. Amazing. Empowering. Inspiring.
Such a pity Crohns isn't holding up its end of the bargain!