Finally: square one

Well the meeting last Friday went well! I had an appointment to see the surgeon to find out how my recovery is going, and when I can get back to some level of normality. After being prodded and poked a few times, I found out that I am now OK to work, to go to the gym etc. I am now at square one, the point that I have been aiming for since the 12th of January. In my mind the recovery is now complete. True: I have another 9 days left on the antibiotics as a precaution, but in terms of my body fixing itself, I am there. I can now move on from square one and build myself up to where I was, and progress even further with a whole new outlook on life.

I initially started this blog back in October to share my experience with the operation and the recovery from it. Now that I have finished with the main bulk of the recovery, I have decided to carry on writing. I still have Crohn’s after all; that has not gone away. Then there are still the ambitions I spoke of at the beginning of the year; there is a lot to achieve in 2015 and beyond. It would be a shame to have told you about these ambitions and to never mention them again. I guess you could say that this is the end of the introduction to my blog.

Having found out that I am able to do more activity, I celebrated with a bike ride on Friday – my first one in ages! I loved it and was out and about on it again yesterday. For a while I’ve had visions of building my stamina and doing a charity bike ride at some point in the future… I’ll keep you posted on that. I can now start looking at joining a gym next month. I will get back to jujitsu as I really enjoy it. Lots to look forward to – and Friday was the last hurdle in being able to start it all. Very exciting times…

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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