Wednesday, September 15, 2021

You May Be An Ostomate If...

If you are having a get-together with family and friends and all you can think to yourself is, 
"I'm totally pooping right now"
....you may be an ostomate.

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Friday, September 3, 2021

"crohns & stuff"

 All of us that suffer from IBD have secondary illnesses (and sometimes 3rd, 4th, and 5th) in combination with our main diagnosis.  Extra "stuff" so to speak.

So having said that, I introduce my "crohns & stuff" collection on my Redbubble page.

Simple. Straight forward. Black and white. 3 words say it all.

Please come by and take a look!!


Thanks!!



Wednesday, September 1, 2021

COVID 19 3rd Dose Booster

Crohn's and Colitis Canada has recommended that people who have IBD on medications that suppress the immune system be included with other immunocompromised people getting the 3rd booster shot in the fight against COVID 19.  See here:

COVID 19 BOOSTER

As does the Crohns Colitis Foundation:

COVID 19 BOOSTER

And Crohns and Colitis UK:

COVID 19 BOOSTER

Please contact your local governments to push adding immunosuppressed IBD patients to their 3rd dose lists.  With the Delta variant becoming more and more prevalent, and with the millions of people NOT vaccinated (for whatever reason) the risk of catching COVID is still there.



Thursday, August 26, 2021

You May Be An Ostomate If....

 If you say "Ahhhhhhhh...." when taking off your ostomy belt when you get home from work
...you may be an ostomate. 


Tuesday, August 24, 2021

You May Be An Ostomate If...

 If airport security asks, "Can I look in your bag?" and you lift your shirt
...you may be an ostomate.

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

All Together Now

 If you would like to read all my "You Might Be a Crohnie" lines, they are all on one page.

From the main page, click on the "You Might Be a Crohnie" tab, or click here:

You Might Be a Crohnie

See how many you can relate to 😁


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

10th Annual WEGO Health Awards

Once again I am humbled for being nominated in 5 categories in this year's WEGO Health Awards. Endorsements are on now until July 31 and if you would like to endorse me or this blog, please click one of the badges below to endorse. 

The WEGO Health Awards have proven to be one of the best ways to honor, recognize, and celebrate the work of patient advocates, influencers, and healthcare collaborators who are changing the patients’ lives and transforming healthcare.


Thank you in advance and good luck to all the nominees !!!

Saturday, July 3, 2021

F Crohns and more !!

 Did you know you can get your own "F Crohns...it's the shits" T-shirt?

How about an "I don't look sick... You don't look stupid...looks can be deceiving" mug? 


I even have this blog logo, "Leaving the seat down" on some merchandise.


I have all these and more on my Redbubble page!!  Including many of my art pieces!!  Like-----


Come by and take a look.  Click on a picture or click the link here:  artistslaine.redbubble.com

Get yours today !!!!



Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Hadlima (adalimumab)

Today was my first injection of Hadlima, the biosimilar to Humira.

The injection pen was easy but it hurt more than the Humira. Only lasted a few seconds, but it definitely let me know it was there that's for sure.  It's only been an hour and so far so good.  Not that I'm expecting anything to go wrong.

I'm still not happy with the government forced-switching from a biologic to a biosimilar, but I have no choice and have to make the best of it.

Let's see where this goes shall we.