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The following blog posts are based solely on my personal experiences. I am not a Doctor, Nutrition specialist, Comedian, or Professional Baseball Player. If you have a health, nutrition, humor, or baseball issue please seek a PROFESSIONAL.

Favorite Bathrooms

  • Home Sweet Home
  • When I'm @ someones house: the one farthest away from the crowd
  • @ the Mall: Macy's (as public bathrooms go this one is very nice)
  • If I can't make it to Macy's...JC Penney's will have to do (they recently remodeled so it is better than it was. I don't know why they didn't ask for my input???)
  • Monterey Bay Fish Grotto in Monroeville has a great bathroom
  • Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, My fav place to vacation, their rooms have the most wonderful bathrooms

Helpful links

  • FREE Crohns Disease Support Network
  • Find a Toilet
  • Medical Alert Restroom Access Pass

Monday, January 11, 2010

Crohns lives with me: The early years…

I am not really sure when my crohns disease started. I was the youngest of 6 children and very attached to my Mom. I never wanted to go anywhere without her. So going to school was a big adjustment. I did not want to go. My mom had to push me onto the school bus. I always felt sick in the morning and we went to a private school that required two busses. The first bus took us to a parking lot where we waited for the second bus to pick us up. Many mornings I got sick on the bus and was eventually sent home. I had no control over my stomach. I felt sick all the time, especially after eating. After second grade the new public school near our house opened and I started going there. I learned to ignore the pain and nausea for the most part. For years the doctors said I just had a nervous stomach and needed to relax.

Fast forward to my teenage years…. My mom was diagnosed with cancer and she passed away when I was 14. Shortly after that I really started having problems. I began having flare ups that would last weeks with pain, nausea, diarrhea, and bleeding. I would have one or two flare ups a year at first and then they became more frequent. More years of missdiagnosis: it’s just an intestinal bug, nervous stomach, gastritis….. be cont.

Love, laugh, and always know where the nearest bathroom is

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