Saturday, April 29, 2017

Go Figure


Having Crohn's for almost 30 years, I'm still learning things.  The past few days for example.
I've been having bloating and pain, rushing to the toilet only NOT be able to go.  I have the feeling to go, but.....nothing.  Two days of anxiety, pain, bloating, worry and WTF!; today, I might have figured it out.
I didn't eat today except for some toast and tea in the morning trying to get my gut to relax.  Still running to the toilet...and nothing...again and again and again, sometimes 4-5 times in an hour.
Then the "ahhhhhhh" moment tonight.  Not only because I finally went, but probably the reason why.
Ninety-nine percent of the time, it's water, but this time it was semi formed!!  I haven't had that in decades!  Which is why I was hurting I think.  What's left of my large intestine couldn't handle the non watery stool.
The lack of pressure now is such a relief, to the point where I can actually sit down!!
Welllllllll, except for the peri anal abscess, but that's another story.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

You Might Be A Crohnie

If you have the energy of a sloth but can still get to the toilet in under 3 seconds...
you might be a Crohnie

Friday, April 14, 2017

You Might Be A Crohnie

If you constantly adjust your belt notches throughout the day might be a Crohnie

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Chronic Illness "Jeopardy"

So, last night I couldn't get to sleep and finally just got up, went downstairs and laid on the couch to watch some TV.  Flipping through the channels, I briefly saw a Jeopardy category called "4 Letter Words" so I stopped, thinking maybe some brain work would make me tired.

One of the contestants picked the category and the first one was, "high quality".  No one got it, but the word was "fine".  I immediately talked back to the TV (cuz that's what I do) and said, "that's so not the right clue for the word. The clue should have been, 'people with chronic illnesses describe themselves as this when asked', answer, 'what is 'fine' "

I guess it was too long of an "answer", but I would have nailed it!