Sunday, September 19, 2010

Better than a hole in the ground

I'm still around. Still in remission too. I've been reading blogs still, but haven't commented or written much because I usually have the baby in my arms and can't type. In fact I'm writing this now with one finger and it is frustratingly slow. My 3 year old starts preschool soon so I may get more time for my blog in a couple weeks.

Earlier this month, my father-in-law had his retina detach. I didn't know that could even happen. He underwent surgery and in just a few hours it was corrected, although the recovery time will be a few months.

This reminded me of my grandfather. He had an eye lens transplant last year to correct cataracts.

Isn't this an amazing age we live in? I am astounded that things so sensitive and delicate like an eye can be helped by modern medicine.

I thank God that I live in this time. Can you imagine having Ulcerative Colitis before there were toilets? Certainly, toilets are better than a hole in the ground.

I not only have the luxury of flushing toilets, but also medicine that helps me keep my UC under control.

And colonoscopies! Not that I am a big fan of those, but I am thankful they are around. I'm really grateful they were able to diagnose me, so that I wasn't just some crazy person with diarrhea.

If you want to know about some other advances related to UC, check out the free webinar that the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America is doing on October 6th by going here.