“Do you think you’ve benefitted from your operation?”

Most definitely!! When I went in for my op I was enjoying an extended length of remission, and I was feeling quite healthy, or at least by my standards. Lets remember here that this is my interpretation of good, and is based on lengths of time where things really weren’t good at all. However I’ve found out that there is a better good than the one I was used too: I’m feeling great! It took a little while to see these benefits; unsurprisingly I felt a little out of it for a while. I think its to be expected after two major operations and the rest of the fun and games that I’ve mentioned on here. Nearly 3 months on and I’ve put weight back on (and a little extra), I’m starting to feel stronger. I still have a lot of catching up to do but I’m getting there! My stomach just feels so much healthier than before. I can’t think of a better way to describe it than that; everything just feels a lot fresher in there. I guess if it had been getting worse over several years then I kind of got used to it never feeling right. Now all of a sudden those bad bits have gone, and I’m noticing the relief of them not being there.

The other massive benefit is in the mind set. I’ve had a lot of comments from people praising the positive angle that I’ve gone with in my writing. I know I had a reasonably positive outlook before I started writing, but I now feel even more up-beat. I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m taking more time to appreciate the little things in life and spending less time worrying about stuff. I still worry; don’t get me wrong, I’m one of life’s worriers. But I’m learning to put that to one side now, and to focus on important stuff.

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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