Friday, April 22, 2011

Getting There

Feeling better today.  It's the long weekend, so no work for 4 days, maybe I can rest.......ha ha ha, sorry had to laugh.  No time to rest.  Things to do around the house and outside the house, oh well, one can dream.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

On My Feet All Day

It's amazing how one can take "sitting" for granted.  Try standing all day without sitting.  That includes eating breakfast, going to work, work all day, eating lunch, eating dinner and even sitting at the computer.  Don't forget to come up with reasons WHY you can't sit down when someone says to you, "have a seat" or "why not sit down and relax"  I WOULD LOVE TO!!  Now, after allllll that, that's how my day is lately because of one stupid little abcess.  Well, maybe not so little.  All I CAN do is lay down or kneel.
So, those of you that read this that don't have Crohn's, I dare you to try it, just for one day,  Then you might get a sense of what it's like, minus the pain.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


You know, most people have rooms in their houses which are their sanctuary.  The master bedroom, living room, kitchen, the "man cave", heck, even the laundry room.  For me, I think its the bathroom.  Yes, the bathroom.  And why not, I'm there ALL THE TIME!!   Take today for instance.  Last night, starting around 11pm, I was going to the bathroom almost ever half hour.  And I thought to myself, 'oh (expletive) here we go again!'  The first thought was dehydration and the pain in my ass, but now, almost 24 hours later, I'm a little week, but getting better.  Which brings to mind my little saying for Crohnies.......

"Funeral arrangements for a Crohn's sufferer................bury me in a porta-potty

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Crohn's, diet and stress

Found a great site that actually realizes that every person suffers from this damned disease differently, check it out...

B12 shots

Anyone else have to get B12 shots??  I have to get mine once a month.  Today was great, because I had my two boys with me and they got to see me get my shot.  My 3 year old asked me if it hurt and I said no, you saw me get it and I didn't even move......he says, hmmmm, I think I like shots daddy.  Of course, I'm thinking, ya you say that now, wait until you have to get a shot.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Gas Pain and Probiotics

One thing I discovered with my Crohn's is there is a tremendous amount of pain from the gas produced and not necessarily from the Crohn's itself.  But having said that, I also found that taking a probiotic in pill form, helped alot in reducing the amount of gas produced.  And it had to be in the pill form and not within other products because when it's within other products, like yogurt, there isn't a high enough dose.
Try it, let me know if it works for you as it did for me!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Potty Mouth

Ever since I was in hospital over the Xmas holidays, I've had to rethink my Crohn's and how it affects me.  Because since then, I don't go to the bathroom as much, I'm eating more, I can drink coffee, I'm drinking a hell of alot more water, I'm eating brown bread, I can drink regular milk and I actually gained a little weight....a little.  So, why am I bitching?  All this sounds great, right?  Yes and no.  The problem is, after 22 years of figuring out what I can eat, what I can drink, when or where I can eat something knowing I'm going to have to go to the bathroom within minutes sometimes, etc.....I've had to start all over again.  I've found now that if I eat peanut butter or a banana at bedtime....most of the time I DON'T get up in the night to go to the bathroom....go figure!  What's worse...?  Because I don't go as often, I actually get abdominal pain from it building up inside and puting pressure on my surgical site, yes, the 22 year old site.  So.....
 to shit or not to shit, THAT is the question!!

Friday, April 1, 2011


I started a Facebook page called "Artist's Laine" displaying my artwork.