A lot has happened the past 2 weeks .
Back in December I was told I was in remission with my Ulcerative Colitis . Which was amazing news for me . Even though I was getting small fare ups , I could cope .
After 8 years of suffering I thought I was finally getting somewhere .
Last week I saw a doctor at my surgery . He went through my notes . I went down about hip and knees pains .
He told me I had nothing wrong with my spine . Even though neuro says I have broken and bulging discs . He said everyone does . He also said I have ibs but didn’t test for it . He gave me meds for that . Then asked if I take anti inflammatories . To which I said no because of my UC . He went on to say that I can now as I’m in remission .
He then said he will give me pain killers for me knees and hips and see how we go .
That was last Tuesday .
Five days later I was in extreme pain . When I read up about the meds , I found they were NSAIDS (Non steroid anti inflammatory drugs) .
I stopped them immediately and prayed the pain would go away .
Come Monday I was rushed to A&E . In pain and bleeding , a lot .
Turns out I was right . I am not allowed these meds and the doctor in no way should have prescribed them . Even when in remission . UC is a life long condition . It never goes away , just lies dormant for a while .
Now I have been referred back to gastro . Awaiting further tests to see what damage it has caused .
Speaking with a doctor in A&E she confirmed that it can progress into Crohns in circumstances like mine . The worst case scenario is also bowel cancer depending how bad everything is . It’s doubtful but can’t be ruled out until I see gastro .
However , this means my anxiety is at an all time high again . Panic attacks are back due to stress . All because a doctor didn’t do his job right .
I am fuming to say the least .
I feel like it’s one step forward and twenty back .
I have really been struggling with all of this . Mentally and physically .
Thankfully I have my family to help me through it . Without them I wouldn’t be able to cope .
They have all been my rocks 💜💜
Family is definitely everything in times like these .
They have helped me keep going and also encouraged me to take up hobbies to take my mind off it all .
Along with raising money for Many Tears Animal Rescue , I have also decided to try out making glitter glasses 🙂
They’re a lot of fun on my good days 🙂 Although , I have quite a few now haha .
They help me relax and are super easy to make too 🙂
My aim this year is to save more money . So making gifts is the way forward . Something personal and made with love and something that keeps my mind active and not ticking over on the bad stuff .
I highly recommend it to anyone who loves being creative . It’s a nice pass time . Along with spending time with loved ones 🙂