Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Toilet Paper VS Bath Tissue : Part 3

So... further to my calculations, let's go for distance, shall we...
Over my 28 year fight with Crohn's Disease,

-5110 rolls x 425 sheets = 2,171,750 sheets of toilet paper (77,562 per year)

if each sheet is approx. 10cm in length, then...

-425 sheets x 10cm = 4250 cm (1673 in)
-each roll is approx. 42 meters (139 ft)

so....

-5110 rolls x 42 meters = 214,620 meters of toilet paper (704,134 ft)
-214,620 meters = 215 kilometers (134 miles) of toilet paper in 28 years.....approx.

That's like driving from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA !  (almost)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

New Biologic Treatment In Canada

May 19th was not only World IBD Day, but The Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Canada announced the government approval of a new biologic, ENTYVIO (vedolizumab), for use in Canada.


http://www.takedacanada.com/media/news-releases/2015/entyvio/


We're getting closer....


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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

World IBD Day - May 19th

Thanks to CCFC

 
Wear Purple to show support on Thursday May 19th !!

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Toilet Paper VS Bath Tissue : Part 2

I thought I would add to my toilet paper calculations....
If there are 425 sheets per roll, then over my 28 year battle with Crohn's...


-5110 rolls x 425 sheets = 2,171,750 sheets of toilet paper (77,562 per year)
-each sheet is 11.5cm x 10.1cm = 116.15 sq cm's (4.5in x 3.9in = 17.55 sq in's)
-2,171,750 total sheets x 116.15 sq cm's = 252,248,762.5 sq cm's (38,114,212.5 sq in's)


To give you an idea, that's about 54.5 million.... postage stamps!!
Thanks goodness toilet paper isn't as sticky!


Just some "fun facts"


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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Toilet Paper VS Bath Tissue

So....I was sitting in the bathroom, like I frequently do, and started to think...is it toilet paper or bath tissue?  I know, what a weird thing to be thinking about at that moment in time, but I do some of my best thinking whilst "going".  Let's face it, we Crohnies spend a hell of a lot of time in there.
Most people call it TP or toilet paper here in Canada, but then why does the packaging say, Bath Tissue.  The only thing I could think of was that it was "more polite" while it sits on the shelf.  Honestly, I couldn't give a crap WHAT they call it.  Ha ha ha, I couldn't "give a crap"  (that's funny) but then I started thinking...I wonder just how much toilet paper I've used since my diagnosis?  hmmmm, well let's see.....


-there are 365 days in the year and I go through, on average, 1 roll every 2 days = 182.5 rolls/year
-I've had Crohns for 28 years = 182.5 x 28 = 5110 rolls
-average 36 rolls per pack = 142 packs
-average $20 per 36 roll pack = $2840 spent in toilet paper since having Crohn's Disease.


This of course is just an estimate, but gives a sense of how much I use...and also a sense of how bored I get.
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Thanks Healthline.com !!

A huge "Thank you" goes out to Healthline.com for voting my blog one of the Best Crohn's Disease Blogs of 2016.  It's an honour for me to be recognized in this way.
After 28 years of living with Crohn's, I try to bring some information as well as some humor and honesty to a disease no one really likes to talk about.  And to be placed in such a fantastic group of other blogs....wow!


Thanks again, I truly appreciate this honour.

Wearable Art Collections - Checkers

Here are some of my Checkers collection featured on VIDA
http://shopvida.com/collections/voices/vern-laine




Men's Silk or Cotton Pocket Square

Modal Scarf


Cashmere Modal Scarf
Men's Silk or Cotton Pocket Square
Cashmere Modal Scarf
Silk Square Scarf
Cashmere Silk Scarf
Cashmere Modal Scarf
Men's Silk or Cotton Pocket Square

Cashmere Modal Scarf
Cashmere Silk Scarf
Cashmere Silk Scarf

 






 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Remicade : Day 1336

Do you ever have those days where you really feel old?  In the 28 years of having this disease, I feel old everyday.  The aches and pains, tired and exhausted and the constant bathroom breaks, but at my last infusion it was re-enforced.
Another patient was getting infused and we got to chatting about when we were in school and how things were.  You know, when you say, "hey, do you remember......", it was all good until he said that I might not remember because I'm older than him.  I asked how old he was and he said 50.  I smiled and gave a quick chuckle and said, well I'm only 47.  Really?  he said.....but you have all that grey hair. 
Turns out, that I've been going grey since I was 18 and no, I didn't run out to the drug store next door to get Just For Men to color my hair, but it goes to show how people automatically judge you or assume something about you, just by your appearance.  Got me thinking about how people like "us" are judged by our appearance, or lack there of, of illness.
Makes ya think....

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wearable Art Collections - Mozart

Here are some of my Mozart Music collection featured on VIDA


http://shopvida.com/collections/voices/vern-laine


Cashmere Modal Scarf


Cashmere Silk Scarf



Modal Scarf

Silk Square Scarf


Wearable Art Collections - Fire and Ice

Here are some of my Fire and Ice collection featured on VIDA


http://shopvida.com/collections/voices/vern-laine


Cashmere Modal Scarf


Cashmere Silk Scarf


Men's Silk Pocket Square


Modal Scarf

Men's Cotton Pocket Square


Sleeveless Top


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Crohnie Quote Of The Day

Happiness is......


      when your abscess let's go all on its own




Sunday, May 1, 2016

You Might Be A Crohnie

If you can tell when they change the toilet paper... just by the feel of it
...you might be a Crohnie
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