TRI for a cure in Malibu!
I usually get to start by saying that I'm symptom free or in remission, but unfortunately, right now, I'm not. I'm in the midst of a Crohn's flare that began 4 months ago and continues to get worse.
So, while the trial and error of managing this disease isn't new to me, it's still extremely frustrating that yet another medication isn't working. I'm lucky to have found a great doctor who is working to get me on something new and hopefully that will get to work soon. It's a reminder that I'll never be fully in control of this disease until there is a cure. With each medication that doesn't work, I get one step closer to running out of options that do work.
I'm raising money for CCFA so that the available treatements CONTINUE to get better and in the hopes that one day there will be a CURE for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
I have been swimming, biking and running training for an Ironman 70.3 while my intestines are bleeding and ulcered, while my iron levels have been dropping and make me anemic, with fatigue and the constant worry that I'm getting too far from a bathroom on my route. BUT despite the pain Crohn's has put my body through I'm still extremely grateful and impressed that this body has been able to get through training. Knowing that I have support from those who have donated towards this race gives me that determination I need to cross the finish line!
SO, I'm excited to continue pushing my body and raising money for CCFA while I train for another triathlon! In hopes of giving my body some more rest and time to adjust to it's new medication, I'll be doing half of the distance this time and compete in the Olympic distance Malibu tri!
Will you help me with a donation to CCFA?
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