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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Friday, February 3, 2017

Crohn's and Fitness : Part 4

Finally back at it after months of not going to the gym because of my Crohn's.
I kept putting it off, cancelling my trainer (which I felt awful about) and all because I felt...well....zero energy to do anything.  My Crohn's was flaring off and on and I tried working out at home but get through a couple of exercises and had to stop.
It happens every year through the winter months, my Crohn's I mean, at least this year I haven't ended up in hospital for anything.
So, I'm back to the gym and working out every other day at home, still working on the core.  But then again, my core is the weakest part of my body due to the surgeries. I love my trainer, she's very understanding and changes up my routine to accommodate my disease.
Working for that "beach body" for the summer.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Crohnie Quote Of The Day

In order to stand on your own two feet again, you first have to get off your ass

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

You Might Be a Crohnie

If trying to eat healthy means NOT going for the salad...
you might be a Crohnie

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Crohnie Quote Of The Day

That sudden awful guilty feeling when your child says to you, "my tummy hurts"

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Crohnie Quote Of The Day

Some days you want to go out with family or friends and that's great, but some days you just want to stay home and relax on your own.....and that's okay too.