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 I write on two pages here on wordpress. My first is TomsCrohnsDiary where I share my experience of living life with a condition called Crohn's Disease. I started this page to raise awareness of Crohn's, as well as helping out people who have been diagnosed. My more recent page is all about self sufficiency, sharing ideas that I pick up with my fiancee Sarah. 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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