Monday, February 13, 2012

Summer is nearly over

Time really does fly.... thats us nearly half way through February already!  I honestly do think, the older we get the quicker time goes and I do wonder if I really appreciate my life enough.  I remember my Dad saying a few years back, that although he was 75, in his mind he felt in his 20s-30s, but his damn body was the thing letting him down.

Maybe that is why I was given this crappy disease to try and make me appreciate life to the full instead of squandering it away.  In times of remission (even if short) I certainly do appreciate being able to go places and not having to panic too much if I can't see a toilet straight away.  That doesn't mean I don't find out where the toilets are...just in case!

I also wish I could make travel plans for the future without first panicking over whether I'll be ok to do a plane ride or not.  I want to go back to Canada skiing again next winter and I'd love to spend some time in New York, all I need is the courage to book the flights and accommodation.

I'm getting there though.  If I can just keep this UC at bay for most of the time I might just make that trip next year!

I don't think I've mentioned this before, but I'm going to see a guy in Brisbane called Dr Greg Emerson - - he's quite famous in his field apparently.  His waiting list is 7 months long, so I'm hoping for a cancellation by Easter.  If any of you have heard about him, please let me know either way as he's very expensive and I hate to be wasting money on a lost cause.


  1. For those of us in the northern hemisphere the title of this post seems so odd. Good luck on making it to North America in the near future and keeping the UC at bay.

    1. Paula,

      I haven't heard of Greg Emerson, but I really hope he can help you. I wish I had heard of someone similar way back then.

      Traveling with UC is so difficult isn't it. My trip to NZ via South Africa and Australia in 2009 - the last trip my colon made- was possible but fraught with complications, anxiety, and pain.

      Good luck and keep posting, we want to know. . .