(from my facebook post but it feels good to share on here too)
In the past month, I can count on only ONE hand how many times I've had stomach issues. This has not happened in close to 3 years. Every day, there was pain and every time I took medication to "help" the pain, I was only worsening my condition. Up until a month ago, I pretty much gave up trying and was ready to accept the fact this is just how it has to be. I am grateful to my friend Kendra, who did not allow me to give up and I'm also grateful for my new doctor here in West Seattle who is on the ball with treatment as well as lifestyle/diet modifications. For once it is sooooo nice to be able to eat a meal in a restaurant and actually finish it without bolting to the bathroom or worse yet, throwing up before you make it in there. I never knew I could actually feel this good again and every day I wake up I think "Again? I feel good? I am so lucky!!" So, no matter when our world ends, for all of humanity or for each of us individually, I just wanted to share my gratitude to my friends and family who have been supportive throughout this process. Feeling very blessed and it feels good to express it on here. Thanks for letting me.