Sunday, September 27, 2009

Life Lessons

You know, there's a lot I learned from the past two years of my experience with Crohn's disease.  Lot's of life lessons and how to be strong and all those nice things.  Honestly though, there is one thing that I am really proud of myself for learning and I will hold it close to me for the rest of my life.


I fucking never knew how to spell that word...I don't even hesitate anymore!  haha.

Speaking of diarrhea it is happening as we speak, well as I type actually.   The probability of it happening whenever I go to shit is probably around 80 percent.  On a lighter note, my farts have definitely simmered down a lot, I'm pretty glad, I think a lot of it is from takin dem dere probiotics.  

In my economics class somehow my teacher was talking about health insurance and how his wife had to get a Colonoscoy just because she's at that age.  He said "you know when you get older you gotta get these things called colonoscopies, kinda gross I know".  I usually have a hard time paying attention of classes due to a lack of interest and a love for doodling, but when he said that my ears perked up like an excited puppy.  I wanted to be like "ooh!  ooh!  I had two of those!"  But I caught myself before I said it, because really who the fuck wants to hear that from a stranger?  I mean of course besides you, the reader, if I don't know you haha.  But anyway I was pretty much bursting from the seams just to tell my teacher that I got a lil pipe stuck up my butt.  He also mentioned his wife used to be a GI nurse which I thought was pretty cool, but I mean I can't really go up to him and be like "oh sweet!  I have Crohn's blah blah".  I mean I guess I could but I hate like saying that I feel like I'm tellin the sob story or something, even though it kinda would've been appropriate at the time.  I think I just over-think haha.  Anyway, he ended up actually telling this story again at the next class.  I think because he teaches multiple economics classes, and also hes a little old haha.  Nice guy though, it's a shame I love doodling so much.

As far as the getting in shape thing goes, I'm doing it.  Maybe not as much as I said I would, but I have been doing some crunches during the week every other day or maybe every three days haha.  We'll see, I'll post pictures once there's something actually worth posting.  

Monday, September 14, 2009

gettin' fit.

I'm actually at the point where i could almost lose a few pounds!  it's exciting to be overweight again, especially when my weight has been all over the place within the past few months, and it's usually been pretty low.  I wouldn't even say I'm overweight actually, it's more like I'm just not in shape at all haha.

I went to visit my surgeon again last week and it was my last post-op hopefully I won't ever see him ever again haha.  When I was laying down he pressed down on my belly and asked me to do a sit-up to check for any big bulges in my stomach, and he was not happy at all at the fact that I could barely fucking do one haha.  He suggested that I start doing something to get in shape and that I start pushing myself a little bit more, I do sometimes get a little tired every now and then but that is just from being too lazy I think.  He also said I should continue to follow up with my gastro doctor in NY, who I have still yet to even see since after the surgery haha.  I will probably call this week to schedule something, I'm just a big procrastinator.

I still go to the bathroom pretty frequently and it's usually more like diarrhea still.  Apparently It's better to hold it in so it can become solid but it's really uncomfortable to hold an urgent shit in so I usually just go sit on the toilet.  I'm still going like 3-5 times a day so it's really not that bad.  

School started last Tuesday, and I still haven't bought any textbooks...I should probably get on that I guess.  My schedule is pretty easy and not to stressful so it's not that much of a bummer to go.  Most days I have one class, and it's usually early so I still get my whole day and I can even go home after and take a nap if I need to.  I do have a saturday class which kinda is shitty but whatever.

So anyway, I'm trying to get in shape.  Well technically I'm not trying yet since I haven't really done anything haha, but since I am posting it on here now I will probably start.  Holy shit my mom just took this picture and I look like a pregnant man.  This is me standing up straight not really pushing out but I did take a little breath.  

And of course I had to take a sexy-gut mirror pic

Not so bad I guess...but really not so great either.  Let's see if I can actually commit to getting in shape, I'm thinking like 100+ crunches a day, maybe some running, pushups, and some other things.

Also, here is a picture from a few months ago that I always wanted to put up but then I got sick too quickly and kinda had to skip some posts since some other things took blog priority.

One of the most adorable, yet disgusting pictures I think I have on my computer.  Marley just loves to sniff things!  Especially things that reek I guess, and no I did not let him lick the bag or eat my shit, that would not be nice.  I had another picture where all the shit in my bag was green but I think I accidentally deleted it, bummer.  Shit wait nevermind I found one just checked: 

If I ever have an ostomy bag again, which hopefully I won't but if I do, I am going to dedicate one entire day to drinking like 3 bottles of a certain color of gatorade, then at the end of a day I'll take a picture.  I can def put all the pictures together and get a shitbag rainbow going.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Maybe it's just that time of year...but I haven't had allergies this bad in a while.  

The other day my lip was pretty swollen too it looked very silly.  I didn't really think to take a pic because I didn't think it was allergies I just thought those Doritos I ate were too spicy...late night Tacos?  Whatever they're called.  

I had work today but since I got home I've just been in bed or in the bathroom...besides my run to the pharmacy...I got some allergy medicine since the over the counter zyrtec wasn't helping, a box of "Slow-FE" (it's a slow iron releasing pill if you didn't get that), and I got a chewable probiotic pill too that I'm hoping that will somehow reduce my gas haha.  My farts are still pretty nasty, not sure if they are getting better really but they are still funny so it's all good for now.  I was at the doc's today and my iron is the only thing that's a little out of wack so that's not that big of a deal I'm stoked.

I got drunk a few days ago, like very drunk, it actually happened twice haha.  What's important is that it didn't bother my stomach at all either time.  The only thing was once I woke up and stood up I had to take a very urgent shit since it was all probably pushing out.  I'm not making a habit of drinking because 1) that would make me an ALCOHOLIC, 2) that would just be unhealthy for everything else and probably not even that fun.  I'm still on my "get drunk at most 4 times a year" policy that I put in place two years ago.  Maybe I'll make it 5 or even 6 for this year hahaha.  I mean, the last two years I probably only got drunk 2 or 3 times so I do have some rollover I'm just making up rules that accommodate what I'm trying to do though hahaha.