I’ve been in the hospital again for my ulcerative colitis. For those of you who were keeping up with my running progress, I thought you ought to know that this has set me back a bit. It was only a two-day stint, but yeah… kind of sad. I lost a lot of weight and am getting back into eating today.
I’ll spare us all the “I’m turning over a new leaf” thing, because I’m realizing that dramatic flare-ups like these are just a way of life for folks with UC. I at least know the point at which to go to the hospital, and I have done this enough now to mandate my quickest recovery, and the doctors trust me.
Success from this trip: only two days in the hospital, and needing much less pain medication than previous times (though I won’t lie, dilaudid is kind of awesome in small doses straight to the blood stream).
That’s everything, I think.