Why another blog about health?

This blog is my way of keeping myself accountable. I’ve been chronically ill and in pain for 28 years. I’m turning 40 in August and I’m not happy with where I’m at in life.

The myriad of health issues I am currently struggling with have so many different variables I often give up trying to take even the smallest steps to become healthier.

I don’t believe healthy is a state of being. We can only become healthier. That’s another reason I’m writing this blog. The term “healthy” or “sick” are outdated.

This blog is about my path to become healthier. Nothing else matters. I’m currently not working, had two businesses fail due to my lack of follow through and I’ve not been on a date in over five years. Oh, by the way I’m currently living with my mom.

Too often the thought of a lifetime or even a day full of pain keeps me from making healthier choices.  The pain and inflammation distorts thoughts, makes planning almost impossible and makes hope seem like a concept as rare as a unicorn or an honest politician.

This blog is my way of focusing not even on today but on the next small step I can take to become healthier. I hope people find what I write helpful and I would like to invite those struggling with chronic illness to comment and ask questions.

I’m not a doctor. I’m a man who is on a mission to take simple steps each day to become a little healthier. Healthier to me means a clear mind, a body at peace, a desire to socialzie, and motivation to move.

I was diagnosed when I was 12 with ulcerative colitis after over a year of getting more and more sick. Had an operation that didn’t go well and have been living in chronic pain ever since. I’ve been in and out of hospitals, had a bunch of surgeries, have moderate psoriasis and chronic pancreatitis.

This is my journey. To be honest I’m scared I won’t stick with it like everything else I’ve ever tried. But this time I feel like if I don’t, I won’t be long for this world.

Please comment and offer suggestions. I hate criticism but I want to improve my ability to communicate with others. I’ll try to be as honest as I can in the next few months. I’ve got a trip planned for Denver soon and I’ll be writing extensively about that.

Until next time I will be focused on taking the smallest steps possible to be a little healthier today. I hope you do as well.

Brad

 

 

 

 

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