As I've mentioned before, I moved to Toronto a few months ago. Right after I moved, I noticed I wasn't really feeling quite like myself! I brushed it off and assumed that I was just acclimating to this new big change in my life!
A few weeks ago, I finally decided that it was time to get medical attention. After my blood test showed inflammation, I was referred to a gastroenterologist and scheduled for a colonoscopy. Finally, On February 14th, 2013, after months of suffering, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. It was certainly not the finest Valentine's Day I had experienced in my life, but I was glad to finally know the cause of my symptoms!
I was immediately prescribed several different medications to help get my symptoms under control and to get me into remission!
Yesterday was my follow-up appointment with my doctor and feeling so relieved to finally have answers and to finally be feeling better, I wanted to show my appreciation. What better way to say thanks than with delicious and beautiful sugar cookies?!
After the smashing success of my boyfriend's grandmother's birthday cake, I just had to see how these colours would look on elegant and dainty sugar cookies! They were perfect!
I believe that presentation is very important! So I packaged the cookies in a clear top-box with taupe stuffing and tied it all up with a coral ribbon to match the flowers!
My doctor was very appreciative, but not nearly as appreciative as I am! I feel so lucky to have such a great doctor in my corner and with her care and guidance, I am sure that remission is just around the corner for me!
For information on my newly diagnosed chronic disease, please visit www.ccfc.ca and most importantly, if you are experiencing any symptoms listed, please please PLEASE don't let the shame stop you from seeking medical attention! Life is nothing without health so take care of yours! :)