Crohn's and Spring cleaning !!

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gachrons
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   Posted 4/2/2008 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone Just wandering how all us IBD'ers are doing with there spring cleaning. I know I get encouraged by other's and there achievements. I got my painting tray today so yes I am going to finally paint my ceilings and kitchen cupboards.I am not getting things done as fast as I used to but slow is working great. Got the ceilings washed did it differently and still loving my MR. Clean mop oh yes it is so much easier. With CD and my age increasing these are important things to do in my life. As I said wandering if others of you are feeling the spring coming on. Always nice to share things in life and for me this is a postive thing ,So be getting my teen on the painting wagon.lol gail

nikki0294
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   Posted 4/2/2008 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Gail
They have new paint by Pittsburg and Benjamin Moore that has no voc's, which is a chemical thought to cause alot of problems. I thought I'dmention it to you since you were doing some painting. We used it for my daughter's room and there was no smell at all!! I was very happy with the results as well.

Happy Spring!!!
Chris

dunny2
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   Posted 4/2/2008 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Like the old saying Gail, "the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak". I so wish this wasn't the case as I have my sister coming
to visit from the UK. I know she's coming to see us, not the house, but still.... HELP!!!
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with pancreatitis

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


Pommom
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   Posted 4/2/2008 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Looks like it may be Fall before I get my Spring cleaning done. I have good intentions, but no motivation. I have to sit and think about doing things for a couple of weeks. Then I get part of it done.Hubby got the tomatoes, squash,potatoes and cabbage planted/ Will have to plant more stuff next week.There isnt anything better than a fresh tomato right off the vine. yummmmm. I used to have more motivation. I guess Crohn's zapped that out of me ,too.
See Ya, Julie
 
Diagnosed  Crohn's, 1998..Gangrene Small Bowel,1998..Ostomy Take Down,1999..TPN for 5 1/2 months..Adhesion Removal,1999..Abdominal Hernia Repair,2000..Kidney Artery Bypass,2001...MEDS--Lomotil,Purinethol,Folic Acid, Fish Oil,Remicade,Levsin SL,Anamantle Cream,Cortifoam ,Ultram.and many more.

sjkly
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   Posted 4/2/2008 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I decided years ago that anything I could pay to have done by working fewer hours at my job then it would take me to do I would pay for. (did that make sence?). So I work an extra hour at my contract job and pay the cleaning lady for an extra visit. That way I can still move at the end of the day.
Sj

Glad Bag
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   Posted 4/2/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
i always focus on the flowers that are blooming, and the changes in the ecosystem, rather than what cleaning there is to be done....

then again, I am a bachelor, and have a cleaning service, so, spring cleaning is a foreign concept to me!
"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together!" - The Beatles

doesn't that just sound cool when you sing it?


FitzyK23
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   Posted 4/2/2008 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
my husband would love it if I cared for a minute how clean our house is :)
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


gachrons
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   Posted 4/2/2008 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Chris Already got the paint set aside for pick up. But others might see your tip.

Hi Vicky I know you have not been too good lately. For me it was getting a rug cleaner ,then a Mr. Clean mop that is sooo fast and easy ,Hopefully you"ll feel better soon. so when you get more peppy perhaps you"ll get one of those mops because for those that are weak or not well it is great.

Hi Julie I do the same thing when it comes to thinking a job over but I always start with a thought.Too cold here for gardening so it gives me more time for other things. I envy your warm weather.

Hi Gladbag I love the flowers and gardening too and cain't wait till it is warm. Do you do lots of gardening?

Hi Fitzy The best way to get some interest for me is getting some inprovement done. I knoww I had lots of days when just getting the basics done were hard and I guess when we can do something it is very good for us. Sort of like the shopping frenzy I guess it lifts the spirits a little.

lol gail

broomhilda
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   Posted 4/3/2008 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm with you Gail...broke out the paint brush in the foyer/hall about 2 weekends ago. I am having to pace myself on this one though. There are 7 regular doors, 1 front door and 6 paneled doors in this area. Not to mention wainscoting and ceiling molding. Worse trimwork in the whole house and my shoulder pain is continuing to rear it's head. But I refuse to give in to this disease. I eat my painkiller, ice it down, get a days rest and I'm back at it. Would have it finished this weekend but gonna go watch one of my sons coach some college ball before the season is over. I am loving the sense of accomplishment for something that is more difficult for me than the average bear.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.


Zanne
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   Posted 4/4/2008 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
My Mom (who was a CDer too) always complained about the spring and fall cleaning. As a kid, I just didn't get it. I thought whats the big deal. Take one room a month, clean it top to bottom, no spring/fall cleaning needed. Seemed simple enough, until I got married and life hit. Theres just no time for that!

Lucky for me, I married a saint. We(and by we, I mean my husband) are doing a little minor kitchen rehab, so he'll take care of the spring cleaning in that room. Fresh paint and cleaning the cabinets, new floor too! Usually for mother's day he gives me a down on you hands and knees scrubbed kitchen floor. He strips it and cleans it and then rewaxes it. Like I said, he's a saint. It takes him most of the day. The rest of the house will get done when I'm having a "lots of energy" day.

I've said for years that a perfect gift for me would be a complete house cleaning a couple of times a year. Oh to have a service come in a clean top to bottom would be wonderful. But no one ever gets it for me. Maybe this year, I'll get it for myself!
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


FallColors
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   Posted 4/4/2008 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Where do I get a saint like yours Zanne??!! I've never seen that model of man advertised in the Men's Warehouse store cataloge. If you are willing to rent him out, I bet you will very soon be able to afford that complete house cleaning service!

chico41
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   Posted 4/4/2008 7:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Spring cleaning what is that?  the wife paints every other month, so there are no cob webs in our house.  Was outside yesterday and spring cleaning the garage.  wow what a job.  am insulating and rewiring the garage.  finally doing something for me instead of the house crap. 

dunny2
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   Posted 4/4/2008 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Gail, thanks sweetie for your tip. However, I still don't think it's gonna happen, but I will get in the garden, because no matter
how I feel, I just lose myself once I'm out there. I wouldn't say may garden would win prizes, but I do get compliments, that
makes me fluff up like an old peacock. Does wonders to your emotional well being,

Oh, we just finished re-doing the bathroom. Looks real pretty. Very old English country. So I have moved off my butt.....
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with pancreatitis

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


gachrons
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   Posted 4/4/2008 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow some of us have been quite busy. I just finished painting my kitchen and living room . Finally got the first coat on and it is looking good. Hi Boom see your painting too I find the spongess help alot with painting ,all those door frames sound like some work. I know when the times are good it's time to get going.

Zanne hang on to that man .

Chico Glad you are treating yourself to a garage fix up was wondering where you been.

lol gail

Matthew
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   Posted 4/4/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Spring cleaning? But my springs are fine! Shhessh! LOL.
It may well be next spring before that happens. I am seriously OC about neatness & order at work, but I'm almost a slob in my own home. Still, I need to get the dust off this keyboard & out of the rest of the computer room!

Matthew

ivy6
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   Posted 4/4/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
OK, I'm going to sound dense here, but do homes still get unusually dirty during winter there? I thought with electricity and modern heating things wouldn't get as dirty as they did with, say, wood stoves.

Or do you spring-clean because people tramp dirty snow indoors?

Ivy, down south where it doesn't snow.
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broomhilda
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   Posted 4/4/2008 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Ivy- I'm down south too but I have a full grown hairy black lab in residence and oatmeal wall to wall berber carpet. Enough said!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.


ivy6
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   Posted 4/4/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
lol, thanks!

I think it might be contagious. I'm deep in thorough cleaning myself, even though it's Autumn here.

I.
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Zanne
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   Posted 4/5/2008 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm a Yankee through and through. I don't care how many generations ago they took those wood stoves out, We still spring clean. Just like Crohn's its in my genes! It also might have something to do with the fact that we can finally open the windows without being blown to bits and freeze our tooshies off.
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


Crohn'snme
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   Posted 4/5/2008 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay all of you, we still get snow. I finally gave up my vegetable garden and am going to concentrate on getting the flower beds done. As far as spring cleaning I rely on my two teenagers and wonderful husband to keep up with the chores let alone spring cleaning. I have learned that a perfect house isn't as important as feeling health. When I'm healthy I would rather play tennis with my kiddos or ride motorcycles. But, still need a certain amount of cleaniness. So if you healthy enough, I say go for it!

Nanners
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   Posted 4/5/2008 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I have recovering from my knee surgery, but while I have been holed up in my bed, my beloved hubby has been painting the inside of the house. Its just him and I so the house doesnt get really dirty. We are painting because our beloved grandbabies have left many little handprints all over the place. LOL
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


gachrons
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   Posted 4/5/2008 5:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Yes in Canada we still have wood stoves air tight but still causes some dust . I have washed the place from one corner to the other twice a year but since the Chrohn's hit me with 2 operations and lots of sickness things were getting dirty. Hi Matthew I got the keyboard dusted out when I got a nice computer desk but noticed it could stand some more.

Anyone use that flexrock stuff and if you did would you recommend it for a bathroom ? I want something that looks good and will stand the time. I have paper on the walls now. I was thinking of a change.
lol gail
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