I love a good spa day.
Over the years I’ve found being in a relaxing environment such as a spa very much help me with my mental health and give me some much-needed reflective time alone. I tend to ask for them as gifts for Christmas or birthdays so, that every year I get at least two days of rest and relaxation. This year I received one but had to reschedule it three times due to Crohn’s flare ups, surgeries and hospital admissions. Finally, during the end of my recovery from this surgery, I went.
I am not perfect. I don’t think that my body is where I would like it to be, but look at that scar! It’s not all of it, nor is all my bag on show but those two things remind me I am still here. That I have fought my disease and came out the other side.
I don’t want surgery or my ileostomy to change what I do or how I am.