Monday, August 27, 2007

Save Water!

An interesting little project to save water while flushing a gazillion times a day and washing your hands after each time: Hack a toilet

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Check Up

Check up today. Back on Prednisone ("Just a low dose"-with at least an 8 week taper) , another fun stool sample collection...DESPITE me telling her that it really wasn't that bad, and I would rather just stick with the status quo. Darn it.

I saw the PA and she was all "We will just up your Imuran." I said "Wait until you talk to the doctor, (I knew the PA had to talk to the doc in order to write scripts anyway) I think the doc will not think that is a hot idea. I am all for it because I don't really want to move up to our next choice, but I am thinking doc will say no" The PA didn't believe me. The doctor said no to upping Imuran. LOL.

Doctor wants me back in a month. Scheduler gave me the first available-in NOVEMBER. So...I am sure the doctor's nurse will be calling at some point.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Potty Mouth

Just a round up of Tummy Trouble and Potty news across the web

A Crohn's Stamp I want to see the design. Think it will be a gut? a toilet?
Flushie the Talking Toilet
Flushing Fish Toilet
Toilet Paper Origami
Poop Culture

Oh wait, you came to hear about real life tummy troubles? Umm well, uh, doing ok. Check up on Wed.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Prednisone Withdrawal

Look what came across my health feeds this morning. Symptoms of Prednisone Withdrawal

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Prednisone Surprise

Prednisone Quiz


You answered 10 items out of 10 correctly.

Your score is 100%. Excellent job! You know quite a bit about prednisone.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Crohn's and Farms

See...if my parents would have just gotten a my mother wanted...I wouldn't have a tummy troubles blog today. We had cats and dogs...but no cow. I did visit my grandfather's farm though. He only had horses by the time I was born. (and barn cats)

Friday, August 03, 2007

Some other Tummy Trouble Posts

Just a round up of some other Crohn's posts around the internet that everyone should read
A year What a nice celebration.
Yikes-so sad People are dumb and mean.
You look so good I just was talking about this at the Blogher Unconference. It annoys me no end when folks are all "you look so good, you have lost so much weight" after a particularly bad bout with tummy troubles. Or the even better "I wish I could have Crohn's so I could lose weight so easily" Umm no, losing weight fast is not a perk. And the general, I never knew you had that, you are always so perky/look so healthy. hmm

Then there was a really sad one about a woman my age with Crohn's for about the same amount of time as I have had it and she went into the hospital at Christmas time and just passed away after getting better/worse/better/worse/better but then suddenly worse, without ever coming home again. I can't seem to find the link but it was a scary, sad thing.