Thursday, March 29, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Crohn's Disease Breakthrough !!!!!

Take a look at this:

Could this be the beginning of the end for Crohn's....?
Will Researchers prevail.....?
Will the mice break out of the lab and open a cheese factory....?

Very exciting news for Crohnies around the world!
Fingers crossed.

Stay tuned...........

Thursday, March 15, 2012


So, this post is a little different than most and is not Crohn's related at all.  My family lost another great lady in my Aunt, who passed away suddenly a few days ago.  As of yet, we still don't know why.
My Auntie Sue will be missed and was taken far too soon, at only 63.  I wish I could be there, but as she lives in England, I will not be able to go.  My thoughts and prayers are with my cousins and uncle.  I don't know what more to say other than she was a great lady and was there for me when I needed it whenever I visited.  She and I drove the same.....she would always "talk" to the cars in front of her telling them to hurry up, etc.

Gonna miss you.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Simply Abstract

I did this one last year.  It's in my dining room and incorporates colors from my living room and dining room.  The actual size is 30" x 40" x 1.5" simply called "Home"

Monday, March 5, 2012

Booster Juice and the Magic School Bus

My sons have been bugging me for months about going to the local "juicer" called Booster Juice so they can get a drink.  So this past weekend, I relented and took them to the store.  You'd think I was taking them to an all expense paid trip to Toy R were they excited!
After explaining the hundreds of combinations, one son chose a small "Funky Monkey" which is a smoothie with Soy chocolate milk, frozen yogurt and bananas.  The other son chose a small strawberry-banana with frozen yogurt smoothie.  Well $8.40 later, yes $8.40 they ended up drinking about a quarter of each over the next few days.  Trying to explain to my two sons though, why daddy can't drink them was interesting.  Everything in that place I can't drink.  The smoothies have yogurt and the juices, well...they're juices and unless I water them down, I'll be going to the bathroom for days!  Needless to say, we won't be going back.

I had an idea though about how to explain it to them in terms they would understand.....with TV.
I put on a DVD from the Magic School Bus series and they were talking about the digestive system.  When they got to the part about the intestines, I paused it and showed them on the TV what, exactly was going on with daddy.  They showed the 'School Bus' in the intestinal tract and I explained that what they were seeing on the screen, daddy no longer had (some small and most of the large intestines).  And sometimes when daddy ate, it felt like a school bus was driving through his tummy.  "Where did it go"? was one response.  I tried to explain that daddy had to have it cut out, and showed them again my scar.  "Can't they put a new one back"?  Oh I wish was my response.  But since I explained it to them, they are a little more chatty about it especially when we eat.  "Can you eat this daddy"?  "Will this hurt you"?  "Is the school bus going through"?

Oh I love the innocence.....

I pray to God everyday they never have to go through what I have been through and am going through.