I’m thankful for a particularly pushy friend. I never really fully recovered from the ulcerative colitis flare up I had back in July . My arthritis is bothering me frequently (and it shouldn’t when my UC is under control) and Frank has been giving me more trouble than he should. I followed up with my doctor, but wasn’t crazy about the course of action he wanted to take. (Back on steroids without any diagnositc testing.) I hemmed and hawed about what to do, all the while feeling worse and worse. A certain pushy friend of mine urged me to visit the University of Chicago Medical Center and see a new doctor, even just for a second opinion. I did that yesterday, and I absolutely loved the doctor I saw. Never before have I felt so sure that a doctor knew exactly what he was talking about and would give me the best possible treatment. I am thrilled with my decision to go see him, and know I’m in good hands. I don’t even really mind that it means two procedures tomorrow. (Okay, I mind that part a little bit.)
I’m thankful for all of my patient, understanding friends. Because Frank has been all kinds of annoying lately, I’ve been doing a lot of cancelling and rescheduling plans. I am so grateful that my friends and family are understanding and patient with me when I am sick.
I’m thankful for all of the people my new job is bringing into my life. Every single day I get to talk to people and make connections. I have heard amazing, inspiring stories almost daily. I have the best job ever, and I couldn’t be happier.
I’m thankful for all of you. I know, it’s all emotional and warm and fuzzy. That’s just who I am . I’m so thankful for all of you who read and comment on my little blog. Your comments make my day and I love the little community that we’re building here. I especially love how brave you are when you comment on my ulcerative colitis posts. Thank you to all of you who stop by and read, whether you comment or not. I appreciate you!
Help me stay positive today. What are you thankful for?