Better than expected

Well that was a nice surprise! In yesterdays post I spoke about the beginnings of a stomach ache, which used to be a very regular occurrence.  Previously they lasted for several hours before showing signs of easing, often getting worse before getting better. Working my timings out: the other nights one started at around midnight, so I was expecting it to carry on until late morning, lunch time. Easily. However I was wrong in my predictions; not only was this the first stomach ache in a bloomin long time, it was the shortest. I posted that last article at around 1:15 am. By 2 am the stomach was easing up, and I was actually able to get back to sleep. I was (pleasantly) surprised. Very surprised.

Just to clarify, my definition of a “stomach ache” is pretty different to a lot of peoples stomach aches. When I am referring to these stomach aches, I am talking about a beast that has me barely able to walk, that has me leaning against whatever is around, clawing at my stomach, if not in a ball on the floor. When my friends see this for the first time (doesn’t happen often; I tend to hide when I feel this coming on), they get quite worried. I can’t even talk sometimes as the pain is that intense. Fortunately however, this time was much shorter.

Thanks for reading.



About tomcoppin

Hello! I'm Tom, and have started this blog to share my experience of living life with a condition called Crohn's Disease. I've had the condition for a long time and have recently undergone surgery, hence the scar in the picture. I want to share my experiences to raise awareness of Crohn's, as well as helping out people who have been diagnosed. If you have any questions then feel free to message or comment and I will answer! Have a great day people. KBO
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3 Responses to Better than expected

  1. It’s great to read about Aloe Gel making a difference for you. I am a distributor but can’t persuade my brother with Crohns to try the Gel!

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    • tomcoppin says:

      Thanks for the comment SiliconBullet – feel free to share my article if you think my story will help! Have also started distributing for Forever Living as their products have had a real positive impact on my day to day life. I will put another article online with more information on the drinking gel when I can get around to it.


      • I take the Gel for my Rheumatoid Arthritis. Both being anti -inflammatory diseases I am sure they are related in some way (especially as my brother has Crohns as I said. Good Luck being a distributor.


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