Home at last

After 3 weeks and 5 days I have finally arrived home. I’m actually writing this having spent my first night back at home, and it feels great! I got back here early afternoon yesterday, and spent the afternoon relaxing, sorting a few light bits out, got myself some dinner, had a lie down on my own bed (which felt amazing). All afternoon I felt myself relax, and just move freer than before. It really was a massive leap in recovery. I also really appreciated the little things – my spot on the sofa, drinking tea out of my mug, silly little things like that that before hand I wouldn’t have given a second thought too. Typical that it takes 2 major operations and all of the other fun and games of the last few weeks to actually appreciate that stuff!

Last night was mixed. On the one hand I got cocky, and didn’t bother to take any precautionary painkillers. That being the case when my posture changed when I got into bed, the backaches appeared. And annoyingly they didn’t leave. After a little while I got up, took some paracetamol, had a cup of tea, then went back to bed. Things felt OK and I managed to get a very good night’s sleep. This morning was similar, only this time when I woke up I had a pain in the right hand side of my ribs. I got up and went to the bathroom, and somehow when I got back into bed the pain had gone… Not sure I understand how that one works but then again: my body never ceases to puzzle me! I managed to get some more sleep and have a proper lie in this morning which was luxury.

From now on I am staying here, carrying on daily exercises and activity, slowly building things up so I can not only do more but do more comfortably. If yesterday afternoon is anything to go by I should see some improvements over the next few days. I am however aware that as far as I have come, there’s still a long way to go. It’s just patience.


PS – another development as I was sorting this post out: just managed to hiccup without my back strongly disapproving… And thats without painkillers! The other day an unexpected hiccup managed to get me into a bit of a state for a short time. Slowly getting there…


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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