Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Crohn's Disease Tattoo and a 9 year old's Definition of Crohn's

So my ex got a blue Crohn's disease ribbon tattoo on her foot, which has since been covered up. Thank God. But if anyone has a Crohn's Disease related tattoo I would love to see it.


Also I had to share the story of when she just asked her 9 year old what Crohn's disease was. His response: "Crohn's Disease is a disease that makes you crap yourself."

Update: I did find one on discovery.com that represents the guy's battle with Crohn's. Click the crohn's tattoo image for details.

10 comments:

farawayme said...

Kids say the funniest things, wonder what my son will say about Crohn's when he is older.

It is great to have such support, the tattoo sounds very cool.

Anonymous said...

While helping my son write a personal narrative about Crohns, I came across your blog. I am a 47 year women with Crohns. My 21 year old son, in college, also a runner and soccer player, also in marketing, was just diagnosed with Crohn's. HE had to do a paper on genetics for biology. I have to admit that I laughed until I had tears coming down. Only a family with a member having Crohn's can appreciate a poop joke. I think I've heard them all. What we can all survive with a little humor in our lives. Good luck to you .... LKB

Anonymous said...

I thought we were all runners here.....

colbizstyle said...

haha that crap yourself bit is hillarious

colbizstyle said...

haha that crap yourself bit is hilarious

Jennifer said...

My husband is a Soldier and he has Crohn's disease. I love reading your blog. Here's a picture of his Crohn's tattoo.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p208/jnj05/crohns.jpg

wree said...

I have had Crohn's for 35 years. My doctor says I am his "best Crohn's patient" because I have a positive attitude and a good sense of humor. When I was 35, I had an eye exam, the Tech reading my chart said, "I see you have Crohn's. My sister had Crohn's. She died when she was 40." She tried to take the words back.. too late. I just laughed at her discomfort and said, "Sorry about your sister." Frame of mind is everything! Don't let the disease win!

maxi said...

Awesome blog! I'm 42, diagnosed at 37 - pretty late for the disease to appear I'm told. I too have a blog and would LOVE for you to drop by please. www.maxmurdok.com - I talk about everything but as expected my health takes up most of the postings. I made my blog because frankly I got tired of telling people how I was feeling. I have had many complications and battles with addition as well as a result. Hip Replaced due to the steroids, addition to pain meds and so on. I do try, TRY to also make light of a situation that usually gets none. My blog isn't for kids of course but I do have some info, and bluntly share my disease and my Heart/Colon on my sleeve. I will also add a link to your blog, as I really think you are sharing great info. Thank you for that!

-maxi

BTW, I plan to design a tat for my disease, that's a GREAT idea! I'll keep you posted on that.

Scottie Roy said...

Maxi - I love your site...adding a link now! Fantastic!

maxi said...

HA! Love the link! Thank you!

And thanks for this blog, really man. It's what this disease needs, because it's a touchy subject to some - no one wants to talk about bloody stools ( other than you and I and a handful of otheres ) so the only approach is a loud one. Not to be offensive but to get the message out. I'm talking to a group of bikers to maybe do a "Rollin' for Colon's" event. Maybe a "BROWN" tie dinner and so on. Sure, to make light of a serious situation but to get people talking too. Crohn's isn't a so called glamourous or trendy disease with hollywood stars getting up and talking about how they have to spend most of their lives either in pain, or on the toilet, or generally feeling like hell. Thru humor, blunt description, and making those who don't have the disease feel at ease talking to us that do I think is half the battle. I do what I can but you my friend do it so well and I can only hope my little blog gets you some traffic and readers. Thank you again for the link back, I gave you one as well. Hope all is well and that you feel kickass!

Crohn's Disease Blog