Left Handed Crohnies

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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 5/21/2008 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Seems to me we did a poll on this once before.
 
Some more info has become available. The estimated incidence of left-handedness in the general population is 10%.
 
For decades, scientists have postulated that left-handedness is associated with autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes. The phenomenon that more left-handed people have diabetes is restricted to type 1 diabetes, according to published scientific data.
 
The frequency of autoimmune disease reported by the left-handed subjects in one study done in England and Scotland was slightly more than two times greater in both geographic groups of left-handers, according to the study. The researchers also found a higher likelihood of an autoimmune disease in the first- and second-degree relatives of the left-handed subjects compared to those of the right-handed subjects.
 
Dr. Searleman and a colleague considered the theory that left-handedness is associated with autoimmune disorders by comparing the handedness of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis against a healthy control group. They did find a significant connection between left-handedness and Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, but no connection with diabetes. They did note, however, that males with type 1 diabetes were slightly more likely to be left-handed than males with type 2.
 
 

Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


Glad Bag
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   Posted 5/21/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Count me as one of the lefty freaks! lol....

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one of my favorite T-shirts:

I'm left handed....what's your excuse?

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favorite lefty quotes:

Left-handers do it right!

Lefties are in their right minds.


Anyway, hope all is well with you guys....

here's some of my favorite lyrics for you too. anyone know the song?


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I got a bad disease,
Far from my brain is where I bleed.
In-sanity it seems,
Is got me by my soul to squeeze.
Well all the love from me,
With all these dying trees I scream.
The Angels in my dreams,
have turned to demons of greed,
That's me.

Where I go I just don't know,
I got to, got to, gotta take it slow.
When I find my piece of mind,
I'm gonna give you some of my good time.

Today loves smile on me,
It took away my pain, said please
All that you ride is free,
You gotta let it be,
Oh ya.

Where I go I just don't know,
I got to, gotta, gotta take it slow.
When I find my piece of mind,
I'm gonna give you some of my good time.
"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?


justjenjen
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   Posted 5/21/2008 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Red Hot Chili Peppers!!

As for the lefty's--don't let it be so!! My daughter is a lefty! --in every other way she is my clone and I fear for her.

Jen77
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   Posted 5/21/2008 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Very interesting! I'm a lefty, and so is my DH. Our ds is right handed, go figure. LOL
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapered to 35 mg, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).


pb4
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   Posted 5/21/2008 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm a righty :)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 5/21/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, PB4, what else would we expect from someone w/a broken bum?? :-)
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


pb4
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   Posted 5/21/2008 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL, does that mean left handed people don't have bum cracks (or cracked bums...same difference)?

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Celey
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   Posted 5/21/2008 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm right-handed, too....



But... I'm also kind of ambidextrous... *I have a tendency to switch hands when I'm eating... and for some activities, I do better left-handed.... It's really weird...*
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


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   Posted 5/21/2008 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
C2. I'm mostly a righty but I can use my left just as poorly as my right. I shoot better with my left but had to get used to right handed weapons so I stayed with the right. Funny this post though because when I was in the first grade the teacher made me write with my right hand. Maybe thaaaaaaats why my brain is a mess?????
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


potatoqwn
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   Posted 5/21/2008 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I am a righty too. My brother is a lefty and is perfectly healthy.

I wonder if that 10 percent statistic is correct though. I teach Kindergarten and have 20 students in my class each year. Nearly every year I have 5 to 6 kids who are left handed. Now if the statistic holds true it should only be 2 out of the 20 each year, right? By the way, I never make a child write with their right hand if they are left handed. That's horrible Sniper that a teacher made you do that.

chroniemomx2
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   Posted 5/22/2008 3:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm a righty but left eye dominant. I know...that wasn't part of it, but thought I would throw that in there. :)

LiLa
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   Posted 5/22/2008 5:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm ambidextrous!!!

Nanners
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   Posted 5/22/2008 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Another righty here too!
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.


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 5/22/2008 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I think most of us in the 60s encountered teachers who attempted to make us write w/our right hand. I'm fairly ambidextrous EXCEPT when it comes to handwriting.

My husband is right handed but shoots both rifle, gun and bow better left-handed (he had a brother who was left-handed teaching him to shoot when he was a kid). They lived in the back country so to speak and w/a family of 10 and his dad raising the last 7 alone. They ate mostly game and fish, potatoes from the potato fields (they picked every year) and garden grown, then canned veggies. Very little of their food came from the store.
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


Jillybean1887
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   Posted 5/22/2008 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Another Left Handed Genius!
 
Jill
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2000
Bowel Resections 6/05, 11/05 & 7/06 (removal of terminal ileum and appendix)
Humira 40mg. every week
Percocet 10/325mg
Codeine 30 mg.
Cymbalta 30 mg.
Xanax 0.50mg
Phenergan 25 mg.
Zofran 8mg.
Hydroxine 25mg.
B12 Injections monthly


Shoshanna
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   Posted 5/22/2008 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
CrohnieToo said...
I think most of us in the 60s encountered teachers who attempted to make us write w/our right hand. I'm fairly ambidextrous EXCEPT when it comes to handwriting.

I am product of the teaching in the 60's.  When I started school I used to use my left hand.  Teachers tied my left hand down so that I would have to use my right hand.  Today I can use both hands for writing and every thing else. 
Wonder about the stats.  Yes for immuno disorders maybe but that doesn't mean that they will all end up with CD or UC. Does it?
Shoshanna

CrohnieToo
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   Posted 5/22/2008 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Good gawd, Shoshanna! Teachers were still ignorant enough to be doing that in the 1960s??? My experience was in the late 40s, maybe very early 50s.
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


Illy
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   Posted 5/22/2008 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmmm.....I'm a righty but my dad was left handed.  and he had some kind of GI issues that were never diagnosed.

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   Posted 5/22/2008 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep C2, I agree. I thought that bad practice went out in the 50s. Thats when they did it to me. I do hope they no longer mess with kids like that. Most kids have a dominate hand, foot and even an eye. To try and change that is just wrong.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 5/23/2008 4:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Shucks, Sniper, EVERY thing that goes to heck in a handbasket on me seems to happen on my left side!

A little bit of "sciatica" now and then: left side only. Glaucoma: left eye only; Cataract: left eye only; Shingles: left side only; Minor stiffening of the carotid artery: left side only; I'm sure I am forgetting others. Oh, yeah, even my Crohn's when it first hit, instead of the TI/ICV area, tried to move left and struck in the proximal end of the TI instead. (That's been a good thing, tho, if there's anything about Crohn's can be called good). Goshes, its fun to get old. NOT.
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


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   Posted 5/23/2008 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lefty here . Not fun sitting beside a righty at supper time when small. lol gail

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   Posted 5/23/2008 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Geeez C2 soon there will be nothing ,,,,Left...
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 5/23/2008 10:19 PM (GMT -7)   
And to think I actually was looking forward to my "golden years". So far, I'm not impressed. How 'bout you, Sniper?
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


Sniper
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   Posted 5/24/2008 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I have LLQ pain, left knee and ankle pain, left hip and wrist, glucoma and pain in left eye. Guess I can do nothing ,right..I'm spending all the money I have ,left, for my golden years trying to find the ,right, doctors. When I was in the army we marched to, your left, your left, your left. Guess you can say I am not happy with whats ,left. Right.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 5/24/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Giggle. Right, yer left!!
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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