1) Living in a nation with plentiful toilets. For anyone with digestive issues, it is a blessing to not have to pay for public restrooms. The only nation I am jealous of is Japan!
2) Family- It sounds so trite, but my family has been there through all the ups and downs, the medications, the surgeries, the appointments...I truly don't know what I would do without them.
3) A great treatment team- its taken me a while to assemble my cast of characters, but I feel confident that I have a brilliant set of professionals who are helping me manage my symptoms and live life to the fullest.
4) Friends- Similar to family, I have been amazed, time and time again, at the quality and quantity of friends in my life. Sometimes they come out of the woodwork, and sometimes they are the tried and true ones that have seen me through all my years of illness. I feel honored to have such great people in my life.