I’ve thought about this post for a while, I love Christmas (and birthdays too!)..
Around this time last year I learnt I was going to be spending Christmas in hospital, I had been waiting on a bed for a while and of course one came free on the 23rd December. My Crohn’s disease was uncontrolled and I was malnourished since I hadn’t kept any solid food down in weeks.
When I heard the news I was obviously pretty devastated, everyone wants Christmas at home with their family and not stuck in a hospital ward.. I panicked on how I would tell the people closest as I knew the upheaval would be as big for them as it was for me.. we had to move Christmas over 70 miles!
This year I’ve got another Crohn’s flare right before Christmas. Although sometimes it feels like I should decorate our bathroom as some days it feels like all I see I am so thankful I’ll be spending Christmas at home this year.
Last year put things into perspective, although we enjoy the presents and the business of Christmas the thing I am looking forward to the most is all being under one roof and sitting around the one table.
It’s important to spare a thought for the medical staff that will be leaving their families behind to go to work this Christmas. Take time to appreciate the little things within all the craziness of this week and when things aren’t as planned make the most of what you have.