Saturday, March 18, 2017

You Might Be A Crohnie

If you can do a complete wardrobe change while sitting on the toilet...
you might be a Crohnie
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Friday, March 17, 2017

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Oops.......Crohn's Did It Again!

Last week, my wife and I were trying to figure out what to do for the first week of spring break with the kids.  First we thought maybe head up to Edmonton, Alberta to visit family and they could see the West Edmonton Mall....but after talking with my cousins, the weather would still probably be snowing and the thought of driving through the Rockies in the snow, just wasn't that appealing to me.  Next we thought we'll head to London, Ontario, again to visit with family.  But alas no..for the same reason, snow.  Good thing too, big snow storm going through there right now.  We finally decided on staying within the province and head over to Vancouver Island and Victoria to see her family and take the kids to the "touristy" places like the Royal BC Museum, Craigdarroch Castle, The Bug Museum and Miniature World.

But that was a week ago....

We all should have left on the ferry this morning but only my wife and kids were on it and I am home laying on the couch typing this post.  Crohn's did it to me again.
About 4 days ago my peri anal abscess decided to come by for a visit.  I was hoping it would have calmed by the time we would have to leave but here I am.  It got worse each day and then finally started to drain...I was hopeful.  But it was just toying with me.  I stopped eating and switched to liquids in a desperate attempt to calm my intestines down enough to relax the abscess.  To no avail.  But, it hasn't got worse.  Nor has it got better.
Yes, I could have taken the chance and gone but if it got worse, it wouldn't be fair to my wife and kids if I was laid up in the hotel room.  It's difficult to walk, sitting is an adventure in itself, not to mention I'm just tired and exhausted probably because my body is busy fighting what's going on inside.  So I made the difficult decision to stay behind and rest, or try to.  I was looking forward to going.
It goes to show you that with this disease, plans are always "tentative", never final (for me anyway). One day everything is going along as normal as normal can be with Crohn's, then the next, it comes back to say "hello".  Just enough to remind you that it's there.  Waiting.  Ready to pounce.  Any time.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Is Your Crohn's Talking To You?

I had to repost a post I did in 2011 because lately my guts have been "talking" to me...

In the peace and quiet of my bedroom, lying half asleep, I hear it.  
Faint at first, but loud enough to make me wonder, what's that!?  
I shrug my shoulders and close my eyes and try and go back to sleep.  
Then I hear it again, a little louder this time.  
My heart starts to beat a little faster wondering, what's that!?  
I'm hesitant to get up and take a look around, cuz you never know, but, what's that!?  
I roll over and take a look at my wife lying next to me and I wonder, should I wake her?  
No, I'm the man, I can handle it.  So I slowly and quietly get out of bed and go take a look From the top of the stairs I hear it again, what's IS that!?  
Even louder now, so I slowly go downstairs to have a look.  
I turn on all the lights and listen.......I hear it again, even louder than ever!!  
What the f*&@ is that!!??
  
Then realize it's just my gut talking.  Ohhhh, the life of a Crohn's sufferer.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

You Might Be A Crohnie

If your ass feels like 3rd degree burns from going to the toilet every few minutes for 9 hours...
you might be a Crohnie
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Friday, February 24, 2017

Vitamin D

There's been a lot of talk lately about the benefits of Vitamin D especially with IBD patients and all I can say is....why has it taken so long?!
I've been taking Vitamin D for years now and have seen the benefits but especially this year.  I use to take 1000 iu every few days for years because I found that it would upset my insides if I took them more frequently.  This year, as I'm "feeling better" (as far as a Crohnie can feel better) I decided to start taking them everyday starting last September.
Now, keep in mind, I usually end up in hospital between the October-January months for some sort of flare up, normally the peri anal abscess acts up or major dehydration....you know, the usual.
My kids have been sick a couple of times this year with the usual "kid colds" which I catch very easily....but for me?  Nothing.  Nadda.  Zilch.  Zero.
And the only thing really that is different than any other year, is my intake of Vitamin D.  Could there be other factors working here...sure, but I can't help but think that this one little Vitamin held back some of the worse things this year.
Now, it's only been 5 months since taking it everyday, I'll see how it goes for another 5 months before getting really excited.
After almost 30 years with this, could it be I go a year without any problems..??

Stay tuned......

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Instacrohns Meet'n'Greet

There's going to be a meet n greet in May for Crohn's, Colitis and IBD sufferers.
It's going to be held in London, England, on May 27, 2017 put on by Instacrohns


Go here www.instacrohns.com/events to register and to get more information.


Get a chance to meet up with people from all ages and walks of life and share our experiences.



Register now!!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

You Might Be A Crohnie

If after you finished getting dressed, you already have to change your underwear
...you might be a Crohnie

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