Thursday, April 23, 2009

One Year Baby!!

I almost totally forgot!! Yesterday was my BLOGAVERSARY!!! I've been writing here at Sugar & Spice for one year, wow, and what a year it has been. Let's recap. I started writing because I had decided on my own to go gluten-free after years of fighting with doctors, trying to figure what was wrong with me. A month later I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. That started a long road of medications, and misery. Pain, fatigue, exhaustion, weight gain, and all around horribleness, almost worse than the past 27 years combined. I've never had such a miserable year, except for the year my boyfriend was cheating on me, but that's another blog entirely (I haven't started writing that one yet... don't hold your breath!). The days of bloodwork and pill popping all kind of blur together from the end of May until about a month ago when I finally woke up and discovered that dairy in fact was killing me. Day by day. Candy bar by candy bar. Here I am, a year later, completely dairy free, and feeling better than I have in years. I'm pain free, my digestive system is working like it's never worked before. Well, it has never worked before... so anything's an improvement at this point. I'm happier and healther than I've been in a long time and it's awesome. I'm going to keep blogging for as long as I feel the need and I love to do it, this community has been awesome. Thanks for all your support!!

5 comments:

Lauren said...

Congrats!! I just had my one-year too =D.

Lisa said...

Congratulations! Keep the posts coming! I enjoy reading them!

Lynn Barry said...

OUTSTANDING!!!! GOOD FOR YOU! HUGS

Katie said...

Just found your blog, I also have Crohn's disease and have been fighting a battle for a year to get better. My Doctor swears it is my Crohn's however I think it's my gall bladder that needs to come out because I am dealing with things I have never dealt with before. Hope you continue on your path to good health.

from my motorhome to yours said...

congrats on your 1 year !!!