Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Remicade : Day 1282

It's funny, when you see 1282 days, it doesn't look like a lot.....but when you convert it to years, it's 3 1/2 years!  Certainly doesn't feel like it that's for sure.
But after all this time getting treatment sitting in those chairs, getting poked and juiced up and reading my iPad, I came across yet another Crohn's patient passing away from complications to this god forsaken disease.
It doesn't necessarily mean that I'm going to die from it, but there is always the possibility I guess.  I know I will be at a higher risk for colon cancer or lung disease and as I age, there's the risk of malnutrition.  Then again....anything can happen at any time no matter if you have a disease or not. 
I thought of my wife and kids and how they would be when I'm gone.  Then I thought about how many days, outings and trips I've missed because of my Crohn's.  So maybe I should make each day count we spend together, whether that be having dinner together, watching a movie or reading a book together. #makeeachdaycount
Then after all that "thinking", my infusion was over and I thought, you do an awful lot of thinking while sitting in a leather Lazy Boy.


lessthanzero said...

The thought of whats to come can be so scary and you are right, living each day is the best we can do, anything can happen at any given moment. All the hours spent alone gives us so much time to think about who we are and the people and world around us. I believe all that pain and suffering really does make us into better people.

Dad said...

CARPE DIEM! You do it! Make every day count; believe me, I try...