Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Halloween

I look around these days at how many different types of costumes there are out there and got to thinking how "un" scary they really are.  I mean, what's more scarier than a Crohn's patient?

Take me for example, numerous scars of different sizes, that are actually real, abcesses, fistulas, fissures of different sizes and severity, real moaning, from abdominal pain, skinny as a rail, not to mention the life-like gurgling and churning coming from my insides.....oh wait, those ARE real....and I can make them louder by eating certain foods! 
Wow! this is an awesome costume so far... Now let's make it really scary by adding scary foods and drinks....ooooooooooooooo......
How bout a bowl of nuts, with raisins, cranberries, popcorn, dried apricots and mango's to start and a glass of unfiltered water.....mildly spooky. 
Well then let's get freaky and add a side dish of raw carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and those mini onions with a glass of Coke....AAAAAA!!  are you starting to hide your eyes yet...? 
Well let's go gorey shall we and have a plate of turkey, spinach, lettuce, brussel sprouts and corn.....and for dessert?  Get ready for it............hide!!!!....... ICE CREAM!!!

 NOOOOOOOOOO, not that!!  Anything but that!!!!!!!!!!!!  Ohhh the HORROR!!!

So, while you are out this year with all the little ghosts and goblins and your little ones say to you,
"Daddy? What's the scariest costume you've ever seen?"  Look around you, a Crohn's patient could be standing right next to you and you won't even know it.



Having said all that, I'm curious what everyone's "scariest" food, or foods are.

Have a happy Halloween.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New Sport

As I am still laid up, I was watching TV today and came across a triathlon race.  So I was watching it and they were mentioning what great times everyone was getting and I found myself saying out loud "HA!  You think THAT's a good time, you should be me when I have to go to the washroom!"

Then that got me to thinking.  There should be a Crohn's awareness biathlon, involving two sports in particular, that sum up Crohn's Disease.....running and driving.  Because I know there have been many times where I literally run to the washroom and other times I drive like Schumakker to get home to use the washroom.  And I know other Crohnie's are shaking their heads in agreement could call it the Tarmac to Toilet Biathlon ( or something like that).   Hmmmm........

Monday, October 17, 2011

New Painting

It's amazing how much painting you can do while you're laid up

This one is called 'Checkers'

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sad.......But True

Had to share this picture.
I couldn't believe just how true it is.  I've heard them all, these ones and more.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Porcelain Mistress

It's weird, but as a Crohnie, and a married one at that, I feel like I'm cheating on my wife with the toilet.  It's like, everytime I have to go to the washroom, I'm "sneeking away" to visit my porcelain mistress.
Hey, I've been laid up for the past week from surgery (non Crohns).....your mind wanders.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Get Checked

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I lost my mum to this disease, so I'm asking everyone to go get checked.

Come on....go touch yourself!!!