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I’m Back!!!!!

Whoops as you can see I didn’t follow thru with my whole “I’m going to write a ton of posts now” promise. But today I’m pumped up and ready to write! Let’s do this thing!

#58. Pierce my bellybutton.

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If you followed my bucket listing adventures last year you’ll probably remember my fear of needles. Actually forget fear- it’s a full on phobia. I despise needles and blood and things that poke you. I run away at the mention of shots and hide in the parking lot of the doctor’s office until we leave (true story). If they happen to catch me I scream, bite, kick, wiggle, squirm and just make a total fool of myself. But not anymore. After my diagnoses of Crohn’s last year I needed to be put on a medicine that required weekly blood tests. My doctors gave me two options: A) continue to have symptoms and feel miserable for the rest of my life or B) get over my feel of needles so I could take the medicine and get better. Obviously I chose the better of the two options and I’m now in medicated remission (which basically means I no longer feel bad with the help of medicine. The downside is without the medicine I flare and the symptoms come back, but we’re working on it so all is well). Ok that’s enough back story; the fact of the matter is that I no longer have a phobia of needles. So when my sister went to get her first tattoo (ouch! now that’s something I’d never do) I decided I wanted to be “cool” and get a belly button ring. I was hesitant at first and I wasn’t positive I would even go through with it but then I had a surge of confidence and plopped myself in the chair; ready to get pierced. Of course my belly button had to be disinfected first and while I’m glad she cleaned it thoroughly, by the time she was finished my bout of confidence was lost and I was close to backing out. But then with a quick one, two, three…the ring was in and I was finished! So I’m not going to lie and say it didn’t hurt; because it did, but I’m glad I did it and if you want one I would definitely recommend it.

Anyway I’m off to write some more posts!

May the summer be ever in your favor,

Meagan

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