Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bought A House! Stress Explosion!

As if getting engaged isn't exciting enough, my darling man and I are also in the middle of buying a house. This is the first house purchase for both of us, and let me tell you- I am sick of apartment living! The house is in the town where I grew up, the 'commuter town' outside of the 'big' city. In the last week it has been a whirlwind of open houses, then making an offer on the one we fell in love with, waiting for our offer to be accepted (agony!), getting mortgage approvals (credit unions are awesome), getting home insurance, etc. Yesterday was the home inspection and the inspector checked it out top to bottom including the in-ground pool (oh yeah) and it's a gem! We are signing the final documents tonight and contacting the lawyer to finalize it all this week. We will be able to move in on the 31st of this month. So soon!

On top of all that has been wedding planning which is slowly gathering steam. I have been a stressball which is wrecking havoc on my poor Crohnsy guts. I am acutely aware that I feel my emotions physically - my stomach has been alternately in knots and full of butterflies. Sometimes 5 or more trips to the washroom. It's crazy. I really do need to calm down, and not let the excitement allow me to lose focus on my health. I am appreciating being in remission, but that doesn't make me totally symptom or risk free. It's the best time of my life these last couple months, I need to enjoy it, and take care of myself at the same time.


  1. Holy smamoly! Congrats times two! (on the engagement and the house!) Hopefully your insides will calm down by the time you move in. ;-)

  2. Wow! Congrats! :)
    Exciting times. It can be tricky to juggle exciting developments and not look after your health as you should. Good luck! :)