Hey, I havent been on here in some time and i thought i would share my recent changes.
So i got diagnosed in 2011, i take 1x 250mg or urso twice daily and my results have continued to improve, my bloods with the exception of one are within normal ranges :O)
My last visit with the liver nurse was October, she told me their very happy with my results and to try and lead a normal life and everything in moderation. I realised that she was right and for the sake of my daughter, husband and myself, enough was enough i am going to try and forget as much as i can abt this blasted illness rather waking up every morning feeling shattred and wondering how many of my bones were going to ache today.
I had to go to counselling when i first got diagnosed because of the shock of the diagnosis and the constant worry that i wasnt going to be well enough to look after my 3 yr old (who at the time was 1) and the why me???
I have suffered with the tiredness terribly, i rarely sleep well, i work part time and run around after my toddler i also suffer with confusion, my memory is very qustionable and on bad days my fingers and hips hurt. I thought there was no way that i was going to have the energy to go to the gym but i was so low anything was worth a tyr, i joined for a month initailly. I can honestly say its one of the best decisions ive made not only do i feel stronger (which is a lovely feeling) i feel more in control of my body than this illness, i feel more confident and everytime i leave the gym i feel a sense of achievement. I aim to go twice a week with one yoga session in between, some weeks i dont manage to go at all and others 3 times. I guess i have learnt to realise the types of tiredness. I eat plenty of carbs every hour or two to keep my energy levels up and sometimes i walk out of there on top of the world when an hour before i could barely get out of bed.
I realise the gym isnt for everyone and if someone told me a few months ago i would enjoy going to the gym i would have laughed at them but i think that its good to share postive changes. With the positve changes i have made with the gym its spurred me on to go back to adult education and i am currently looking for a 2/3 year couselling course so hopefully one day i can help others.