Blogger recently introduced new template designer tools which are just fantastic. Hence the new design! I hope it's sufficiently cheery.
I'm feeling cheery because in a few days I'm leaving on a week long Caribbean cruise. There are three couples going- we've all been friends for years and years (plus my boyfriend of 2 and a half years). This is especially exciting for me because since my surgery I have been able to eat almost anything. Prior to surgery the prospect of a cruise was a scary "what am I going to eat!?!" proposition. Now, I'm completely excited knowing that I will not be burdened with extreme diet restrictions.
I am also aware that Crohn's free vacations may be few and far between for me. Who knows how I'll be feeling in the years to come? That said, I am determined to make the most of this trip no matter what. We have snorkeling, para-sailing and a jet-boat ride all booked. Fun in the sun (or rain) here I come!
Many readers might be in a different boat right now. If you are feeling bad and struggling with your IBD symptoms - don't be discouraged! Whether it's a big trip, or even just dinner or a movie with loved ones, we can always remember to appreciate the positive opportunities that come our way. No matter how tough it seems, there is always a little (tame if necessary) fun to be had. It also helps to remember that there may be a treatment out there that will work for you. Never give up!