Thursday's Child ... has far to go ... (0nm10wn2feet) wrote,
Thursday's Child ... has far to go ...

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And now, the results of our test ...

... TA DA! You have an incurable bowel disease that will get worse with time and eventually need surgery ... but, hey, it's not cancer!!

What a horrible joke to play on a person. I've spent most of my time as a 'mom' trying so hard NOT to be like MY mom, and what happens? I end up with the same damn disease she's been bitching about for the last 20 years! WTF? As I've always said, though, what goes around, comes around. Karma will out, and this is how I'm supposed to atone for some of the shittier things I did concerning my mom, I guess. No sense crying over it ... just got to deal w/it and go from there.

My sister was all like "now we get to hear about the foods you can't eat anymore." Hells bells, I've known that since last year when the preliminary diagnosis was colitis. The "low fiber" diet hasn't changed much since then! So, I'll go on the meds, watch what I eat (for the most part), cheat occasionally, and go on with life as usual. My sister was pissed off at me because I was being 'flippant' about it, since my mom has been in and out of the hospital w/blockages for the past 20 years. THEY WERE OF HER OWN DOING. I tried to tell my sisters that from the start, but they just said I was being heartless. Now, though, I can speak from PERSONAL experience ... my worst problems have been because I allowed stress to build up and I ate the wrong stuff. In other words, my OWN damn fault.

Yes, Crohn's Disease can be life-threatening. It does hurt like a bitch. But I'll be damned if I'm going the same route my mom took and having an attack every time someone upsets me! Fuck that shit, I've got too many other things to do!! At least it's NOT cancer ... that is what had me scared. Now that I know it's not THAT bad, I can deal. But it's still gonna suck that I can't eat even HALF the stuff I love ... fresh fruit, vegetables, broccoli, asparagus, salads, celery, nuts, popcorn, Frosted Mini-Wheats ... damn, life will be rather on the boring side, but do-able, nonetheless.

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