Here I am plugging along thinking all is well, meds are working, and I really am facing live in a positive way and boom, something will come and trigger a major downward spiral. Fortunately, I have learned to recognize the warning signs in advance and contacted my doctor and therapist to get things tweaked. After a wholesale change in meds I am beginning to feel alive again and hopeless, loneliness is all but gone. I guess I am saying, never give up, seek the help needed when you need it, and know that there will be ups and downs just as with everyone else in life. With the proper help, I know I can face these changes with the highs being better and the lows being shallower.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.
RandyPlease allow HealingWell to continue helping others by donating: http://www.healingwell.com/donate/Dx'd with Crohn's at age 12. Symptoms since age 5.
Learning to live with this Disease rather than be its victim after 36 years.