Thursday, December 18, 2014

Crohns Advent Calendar - Day 18

Opening the bathroom stall door this morning to find...


... protein bars !!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Crohns Advent Calendar - Day 17

Opening the bathroom stall door this morning to find...


... a "365 Reasons Why You Can't Do Something" book 
(one for every day of the year, cuz you're going to need it)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Crohns Advent Calendar - Day 16

Opening the bathroom stall door this morning to find...


... Biologics !!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Crohns Advent Calendar - Day 15

Opening the bathroom stall door this morning to find...


... energy drinks !!!
(and OH do we need that!)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Crohns Advent Calendar - Day 14

Opening the bathroom stall door this morning to find...


...multivitamins !!
(even though you will never be able to absorb all the vitamins you'll need)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Crohns Advent Calendar - Day 13

Opening the bathroom stall door this morning to find...


... egg nog
(you know, just to smell it, cuz you can't drink it)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Crohns Advent Calendar - Day 12

Opening the bathroom stall door this morning to find...


... liquid Iron
(cuz anemia is a bitch)



Thursday, December 11, 2014

Crohns Advent Calendar - Day 11

Opening the bathroom stall door this morning to find...


... unlimited access to Emergency parking at the hospital

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Remicade : Day 869

Almost 2 and a half years now and I have some advice for those of you, like myself, that has problems with thin veins....this is what I do when it's "Infusion Day".


Before I leave for the clinic I run my hand under warm water to make the vein pop out, then dry it and slip a ski glove on (yes I do this in summer as well).  When I get to the clinic, I take off the glove and put it under a heating pad and crank it up to high.  By the time the nurse gets to me to insert the needle, my veins are puffed up like they're swollen and about to burst......and the needle slides right in easily and no pain.  Awesome.


Give it a try next time.....

Crohns Advent Calendar - Day 10

Opening the bathroom stall door this morning to find...


... a heating pad
(to wrap around your hand on infusion day, to make your veins pop up)