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  • I definitly don’t think you should be driving either. Especially on ‘HER’ (NJTPK). It’s so easy for a Dr. to say relax, no stress etc. but has he lived in your shoes. NO. I’ll say it to, even I’m being a hypocrite as well….RELAX! I know easier said then done. When times get tough and my husband and I are stressed, we have a mantra…somehow we’ll get through it. We always do.
    And somehow, it seems to be true, eventually.

  • So THIS is what it’s like to read a blog about someone with continual explosive diarrhea.

    I didn’t know.

    I’m so, so sorry…I’m pulling all my old posts now.

    Actually…wait…I’m not a chick. Guys are supposed to talk about their poop.

    I’m-a keeping them up!!

    Hope you feel better.

  • Meleah

    Chef Mom:
    Yes, this too shall pass…but its HARD to relax

    I am already freaking out about the office. I am worried that I am in trouble, or going to be reprimanded for missing two days of work. And when I DO go back to work, I am not sure how productive I will be considering the last time I ate any actual food was on Sunday @ 7pm. That makes me a little more than loopy. It is also damn near half past impossible to think clearly when you are starving and heavily medicated.

    Speaking of food, or the lack thereof, I am pissed that I missed out on one of my favorite meals. My father made a kick ass Lobster dinner last night that I was unable to enjoy. My family felt so bad for me, so they lied to me and told me it was terrible. Gotta Love The Family.

    And for some CRAZY reason, I always think everyone is MAD AT ME when I am sick. I think its the guilt of feeling like a burden?

    Anyway. I am able to relax right now with my perfect ‘set-up’ in bed…and I can loose myself (get out of my head) by reading everyone else’s blogs. Although, I might not leave comments that make any sense once this painkiller kicks in.

    Dood. Your posts on explosive ass leakage are 100% comical. I am a huge fan of your poop talk. I just don’t have your mad skillz to be that funny. Never pull those posts down. I need them. They cheer ME up. Big. Time. Its nice to listen to someone else deal with these issues. And in such a hilarious way.

    I need to make this post into something funny like “When Crohn’s Attacks” pretending that I am on the game show The 100,000 Pyramid:

    “Making It From My Bedroom To The Bathroom Before There Is An Accident.”

    “Eating Foods That Wont Hurt My Stomach.”

    “Things That Are Iffy”

    yanno? I have to work it out. But you get the idea?

  • WHY would anyone be mad at you??? You are not a burden. And as for work, somone needs to let them know how serious this really is. Can’t a Dr. write a letter? You cannot be fired for health reasons!! You’d have a lawsuit and a half!! You have to check out what I just wrote on Somegirl’s post. Seeing that your on the liquid diet, I’m willing to share 😉

  • Damn; I was hoping you were on a mending streak. If there was anything us people out here could do, we would. I hope this attack is a short-lived one. Hang in there, lady.

  • Yes…stress free environment. Sounds unattainable but its not. I do it all the time.

    I hope you get better soon! Sending you good thoughts and prayers!

    btw…I was updating when you left a comment. lol

  • cmk

    Good thoughts are being sent your way–I feel so badly for you!

    Suggestion: have you ever read the book ‘The Relaxation Response’ by Dr. Herbert Benson? It first came out in the mid-70s and I remember having it recommended to me after the birth of my first when I had postpartum depression. (It has since been updated.) I used the methods to relax for YEARS! If you can find a CD where you are lead through the exercises by a soothing voice, the better. (Sadly, I let someone borrow my audio tape YEARS ago and never got it back!) It is very good.

  • Meleah

    Chef Mom:
    I probably think people are mad at me, because I haven’t eaten in days and that will make anyone feel a bit paranoid and or crazy.

    I totally FORGOT to even ask my GI Doctor for a note. I should have asked for a note for a few days off. Damn it non functional brain.

    Aw! And Thanks for sharing the Liquid!

    Things were looking up…and now? Not So Much.
    Time, Medication & Laughter cure all.

    Then I am heading back over to your blog. I am loving / needed this much time for the Internet.

    Thank you for your good thoughts and well wishes. I will take all I can get.
    Sweet. I will look into that book. I need something to help me relax. Other than drugs.
    Don’t you hate lending things out and never getting them returned. Major Pet Peeve of mine. Now I just don’t share anymore! I’ve lost too many good books and clothes to that!

  • Small world – A good friend of mine (two, in fact) have Crohn’s, and every once in a while, they’re out of commission for a while due to it.

    What a thoughtful family you’ve got, though!

    Enjoy all your pajama-wearin’ blog-reading 😉

    And here’s to a quick recuperation!
    -The Rev.

  • No one’s mad at you…and if any coworkers get huffy with you, leave them an ‘explosive surprise’ on their desk chair. That’ll teach’em

    Dr. Ana is in the house: One IV drip Margarita coming up (hold the salt, we don’t want water retention do we!?)

  • Meleah

    The Rev.
    pajama-wearing-blog-reading really is the ONLY highlight of this miserable condition. Thanks for your lovely comment.

    Ha ha ha…’explosive surprise’ on their desk chair is a great idea. But, that probably comes with a pink slip. Then again, I can alway get that job at The Apple Store I’ve been wanting so badly. Hmm…..

    Thanks for the prescription!!!

  • the best friend

    “Things that are iffy”, and “when crohns’ attacks” make me laugh.

  • I read today that Scrubs will be ON ABC and Courtney Cox will appear in a few episodes as the new person taking over because of Dr. kelso’s retirement. Does that make you feel any better?

  • Meleah

    Things That Are Iffy cracks me up. But I am loaded with painkillers so just about anything will make me laugh.

    Michael C:
    Hell Yes. I need new Scrubs!!
    When? Will Scrubs be in ABC?
    And Wait? Dr.Kelso retiring? NO! And damn it. I loved that guy.

  • Aw Geez…that’s the shitz Meleah. Sorry – I know you are not in the mood to be funny…butt I can’t help myself. Ooops…there I go again! OH NO stop me….
    Seriously – here’s a great big {{{HUG}}}!!! And I hope you feel better SOON! xoxo

  • Hope you feel better soon. I don’t like you feeling other than your normal self (unless it is the next level of happy).

  • I agree with Chefmom, Doctors don’t always have the full picture when they tell us not to stress. Sometimes we think we’re not stressed when we actually are, which makes it even more complicated. I am worried about you going back to work when you’re unwell like this and I really hope you will be OK. I am glad however, that you’re getting the chance to read your fave blogs and catch up on a bit of telly. I hope the pain subsides soon.

  • well,, from what i know about crones,, they have come a long way… time was , back in my beloved 80’s,, that a friend of mine had crones, and they would hospitalize him,, tube feed him (he had a permanent “port” in his arm for this)and remove portions of his intestines when he had an attack….

    so,, even tho i know you are miserable,, thank god it is 2007 and not 1983…..

    thinking about you… and wishing i had a decent script of pain killers…. LOL!!!

  • I’m sorry. Two people close to me have Crones. Hang in there and hope you get to feeling better soon!

  • I think Paisley needs to check her calendar….it was 2008 last time I looked, or maybe its me! Maybe I am wrong (it wouldn’t be the first time….)

    Oh Sweetie, I wish you didn’t even have to work. I am sorry you’re going through this again. It sucks royally. Thank God for pain meds at times like this!

  • Oh dear. I used to work with a woman who had this … terribly painful. Big {hugs} sweetie! Take it easy … and don’t drive!

  • Meleah

    Please! I NEED FUNNY right now.
    Laughter is the best medicine right?

    Thanks darling.

    I can assure you that I am NOT going back to work anytime soon. My parents know how sick I am, I mean THIS is why I live here, so that when I am sick I dont have to stress / worry about missing work. My mother reminded me of that AFTER I wrote this post.

    Reading my favorite bloggers and watching endless hours of television has been wonderful

    Damn. I really am glad its not the 80’s anymore.
    Love you. Even if you think its still 2007

    Thank you.

    ha ha ha ha I didn’t even notice Paisley had the wrong year. I guess these painkillers really ARE working. And there is NO WAY I am going back to work yet. Its a physical impossibility.

    Drowsey Monkey:
    I am not driving anywhere! These painkillers are fantastic.

  • Hey Meleah, hang in there and get well soon.

  • Gee Meleah…I hope those pain meds help and all the stress you have around you quickly vanishes away!


  • I hope you start to feel better soon.

  • Oh boy, what next. Stress can bring on a lot of things. Get that alone time. Make it a priority! Will keep you in my prayers.

  • Lookee all the love up above for you. 🙂 I’m sorry you are not feeling well but I am glad to know somebody else who shares the responsibility for keeping wet wipe companies in business. I never go anywhere without them, except to this apartment where I’m hiding out for 4 days. 4 days without wet wipes! Sacre Bleu!

    Anyway, I hope your tract calms down. soon. and much love to you.

  • That is a great title I’m sure you could make laugh out loud to. I kind of figured out the straw incident when you wrote it, but if you don’t want to talk about it, then we leave it at that. Something similar happened to me. My sister is trying to get us to move back to mom’s house, it would help all of us out, especially since her house is paid for. Buh. Breathing is now expensive. My daughter has stomach issues, we can’t figure out what’s wrong. She takes peptol bismol with meals and has been to a GI. I can’t imagine the pain you are in. I hate pain. Pain actually makes me nauseous. I would love to be confined to my bed with my laptop and on internet connection. You take it easy and don’t get stressed out.

  • Meleah

    Thanks man!
    your rock

    Pain Killers = AWESOME
    Thanks woman

    Thank you.
    CONGRATS on your new job!!

    I hate having these damn attacks. I know it was stress induced. Too bad I can erase all of my stress with a magic wand. That would be cool

    I cant live without baby wipes. Thank you for the mad love and support. I am feeling slightly better today. However, I am STARVING. and Heavily Medicated

    Wait? What? Hold On….you are hiding out for 4 days?
    Is this a good thing? Or a bad thing?
    Is this a ‘vacation’ thing? Or a save your life thing?

    I am coming over to your blog to find out what the hell is going on.

    Hopefully “the straw that broke the camels back” will be put to rest soon enough. We’ll see if I am forced to take drastic measures. Or not.

    I also HATE pain. It makes my head spin. However, these pain killers are doing a fine job of making me feel better. Although they are making me a little stupid!!

    I think you should consider that offer. Its hard as hell at first to get used to living with Other People, but when you have $$ for a gallon of milk without needing a second mortgage to pay for it? Thats pretty awesome.

    Keep taking your daughter to the DR. Find another GI Guy if that one doesn’t find anything wrong with her. Pepto @ every meal is not normal.

  • Hey girly girl – I really hope this passes quickly and I’m sorry your intestines aren’t happy with you. No one likes to have an upset “behind” from attacks in the lower region. 🙁

    You and I need to go to a “stress free” clinic and check ourselves in. Last night I thought I was going to lose my mind….

  • Meleah

    Tell me about it!
    Since I tend to internalize my stress, it “comes out” in other ways.

    We toad-ily need to go to a stress free clinic. We can / are driving ourselves MAD.

  • i wish i was a hostage in my bed.

    but without the explosion.

    i can so do without the explosions.

    from a certain email, wouldn’t it be great if you could *direct* the flow of explosions down a wire to a certain rude guy?

  • Oh honey. I hope you start to feel much, much better soon.

  • Meleah

    I love my bed.
    Less the explosion!

    (Yes. THAT would be lovely!)

    Me too. Thanks darling.

  • Jeez. I can’t say anything other than…jeez. My oldest has intestinal issues, and he’s seriously down from time to time, too. But nothing like this. Jeez. Did I say jeez?

  • Meleah

    That about sums it up.

  • So sorry that your not feeling well. I will say a prayer, and send good thoughts.

    Your not supposed to eat any solid foods? I had a good friend at work had Crohn’s. I didn’t know anything about the disease, but researched it a bit because of her. I have not heard of someone being taking off of solid foods before. I know that in her case she had struggled to keep the weight on. She often was under weight. It seem extreme that you’ve been taken off of solids.

  • Meleah


    I have been taken off solid foods a million times until the inflammation goes away. I cant eat anything that my digestive track has to break down when it is on the fritz. I am forever under weight from this disease, and when I have to go on the All Liquid Lifestyle, I become scary skinny. When I can eat again, I have to eat plain, and soft foods. Until I work my way back up to full fledged meals.

    BTW: Has anyone else ever noticed how many commercials there are for food? Geez. Its like a never ending tease fest. Not Cool.

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