Monday, January 18, 2010

Dentist V Colonoscopy

I'm afraid of the dentist...I was born unluckily with crappy British teeth, possibly due to the lack of fluoride in our water in NI. Though saying that, I could be dealing with other issues today if there had been fluoride in our water..who knows...

So, I'm off to the dentist on Thursday to have a filling changed as I broke the top of it off just before Christmas and have had a temp filling in place since then. The way I see it, I have 2 choices....go the the dentist twice (this week and next) for 45mins each and get it fixed properly now or chicken out and wait until the temporary one falls out and then go back. I'd love to choose my 2nd option, but how stupid would I be!! Then I started think, what would I rather do...go to the dentist or have a colonoscopy....surprisingly and weirdly enough ...I'd rather have a colonoscopy...see I told hate going to the dentist, but I'm going to go and do what I have to do (one this occasion anyway :D)

The steroids are still doing their job on the 5 month UC flare-up front and surprisingly I'm quite happy these days...stressed with French life and their bureaucracy, but otherwise happy. I'm down to 30mgs now and have I reckon about 6 weeks left on the preds before I'm back only on an maintenance drug.

We're off home to Australia in a few weeks and so far the stress of flying has not built up. I've been crap with flying ever since I had idea's totally irrational, especially since I used to love flying.

Lets see how I'm doing when I get back :D ... I'm hoping to be down to 10mgs and on the steroid free home straight again :D

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year :D

Sorry, I kind of disappeared for a little while there...that's what 2 kids, a few trips and December did to me this year :D

And the reason that I was able to be so busy was that I have finally, after 5 months gotten this bloody UC under control, thanks finally to have been given to the steroids I was so desperate for in July. The positive thinking does go a long way in helping UC and believe me when I say that without it and Guy's therapies, I would have been a hell of a lot worse of. I just needed a bit more a helping hand to get this flare-up under control so that I can try and maintain it now.

The trip to Paris with the kids also getting their day trip to Disneyland was a blast. I can't believe that I've never had the urge to visit Paris before. We're already planning our trip back in spring.

Our first Christmas in France has been good. I did have a little hiccup with a slight trace of blood but I put that down to doing too much and a slight bit of stress due to a broken tooth. Yes, it was stupid to get upset over a broken tooth but living here in France and not speaking fluent French causes all sorts of bother when you need to do a simply task! Anyway...tooth temporarily sorted and I'm back for proper filling in a few weeks.

The next thing I have to look forward to is a quick trip back to Oz...that's my big test with UC...I hate flying and it always stresses me out and bang.....I have a fingers crossed..... plus...I'll still be coming down from the lets see if I can make it there in back without with any incidents.

Anyway....Happy New Year to everyone...may we all be UC free in 2010