Funny Crohn's related gifts you have received

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SydneyJo
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   Posted 7/10/2008 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I received a funny gift from a customer at my work last week and I thought I would share the story with fellow Crohnies and was wondering if anyone else had received any thing like this.
 
A regular customer- Maxine - that comes into my work once a week has an ostomy bag due to having had bowel cancer, she knows I have Crohn's and we enquire after each others health all the time. Two weeks ago Maxine came into work and called me over for what I thought was our usual chat and after saying hello she said, "Joanne, does your bottom hurt after you poo?" this took me aback, but I had to smile and I said " Sometimes it does because of my haemmroids" and then she said "I have this wonderful cream I get for free from the Cancer Council, I will bring you some in next week" as we were busy I thanked her and walked away smiling. I saw her husband  Pete (who has a wicked sense of humour) and said to him "Do you know I get lots of gifts from customers - chocolates, sweets etc, but your beautiful wife just topped my gift list with bum cream" he had a laugh and said thats my Maxi.
Last week when they came in I received a beautifully wrapped gift (my bum  cream) with a chocolate bar tied in the bow and the card read -  "We pamper you from top to bottom, Love Maxi and Pete". When I stopped laughing I thanked them for one of the most unusual gifts Ive every received. Joanne
 

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   Posted 7/10/2008 10:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't have any funny stories because only a few people know about my condition so far, but I think the greatest thing in the world is when my boyfriend buys me the big pack of the expensive toliet paper...that's a gift to me. lol.
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, and in the process of being diagnosed with crohns. Too many meds to list!


MamaDove
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   Posted 7/11/2008 5:04 AM (GMT -7)   
 
SydneyJo,
 
I like that story...
 
You are so fortunate to have people around you like Maxine and Pete...
 
Makes life fun!
 
Peace~MamaDove

ShaddyBaby
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   Posted 7/11/2008 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   
One year for my birthday a friend gave me a card that talked about going to the bathroom. It also had a toilet paper magnet on it and I got a good laugh from it. I still have the magnet on my desk at school. The kids always ask me why I have a magnet that has a toilet paper roll on it (I'm a 5th grade teacher).
"Shoot for the moon.  Even is you miss you will land among the stars."
- Les Brown


bektold
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   Posted 7/11/2008 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
The last couple of times I've gone in for my Remicade the nurse has given me stuff.  In March the other patient and I were raving about how much we loved Calmoseptine, and she heard us.  She brought us both goodie bags with samples of Calmoseptine, a cleansing cream I haven't tried yet, and pens.  Last week she gave me a nice lap blanket with the Remicade logo stitched in the corner.  Maybe not as funny as SydneyJo's story, but I thought it was sweet and thoughtful.

ginger71
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   Posted 7/11/2008 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
A cauliflower shaped stress "ball"

37 year old female. Dx'd and undx'd a few times. Was just redx'd again 04/2007.
History of rectal abscesses and fistulas (29 surgeries including abscess I & D, exploratory surgeries, 4 C-ton drains and 1 fistula plug) Have also had several self bursting abscesses.
1st Remicade infusion 6/5/07-still taking it.  Praying I'll get better soon so we can have a baby.
Ginger :)


karendee
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   Posted 7/11/2008 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   

I love that... from top to bottom, that is so cute.

I also gotta know did you try the cream? if so does it work?

Karen


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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort Switching to Humira June 2008 will wean off Pentasa and Entocort

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma - Also on Prilosec for reflux.

 

 


ivy6
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   Posted 7/11/2008 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
It's not really "funny", but I do like my Humira carry-bag. I use it for picnics when I'm not transporting meds!
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SydneyJo
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   Posted 7/11/2008 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thats what I was meaning - the unusual things we get that only we appreciate and see the funny side to.
Mama Dove - I am lucky to have these people in my life and Maxine and Pete are only two of many that I love talking to. A lot of people who come into work are not as fortunate as myself, there are some customers who have Parkinsons (2), Leukamia, Diabetes and Arthritis, just to name a few. I love talking to them as they put my ailments into perspective and I geniunely am concerned for their welfare. We always have a laugh in the end about whinging about being sick and that makes them and I feel better.

Karendee - I had the misfortune this week to actually need to use the cream (my bottom hurt after pooing lol) and yes it was very soothing and seems to be doing the trick! I will have to give Maxine the feedback this week lol.
Joanne

ivy6
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   Posted 7/11/2008 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
What's the name of the cream, Jo?
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SydneyJo
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   Posted 7/11/2008 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
It's called Sudocream and comes in a little pot. The other cream she gave me (she gave me three, 1 Sudocream and two of the other) is Uni Derm. I used the Sudocream this week as it is a healing cream the Uni Derm is a moisturising cream. Maxine uses this around her ostomy bag. Jo

SydneyJo
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   Posted 7/11/2008 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I actually mispelt the cream its Sudocrem - oops.

CrohnieToo
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   Posted 7/11/2008 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
This is old hat but I used to have fun w/one of those fake spongey cowpies my hubby gave me years ago. Every once in a while w/a new friend who's learned I have Crohn's I'll climb outta the car reallllll carefully and turn away and maybe hold my shirt or coat behind me funny - and leave that fake cowpie on their car seat.
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.


SydneyJo
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   Posted 7/12/2008 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I love you and your husband's sense of humour C2!

belleenstein
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   Posted 7/13/2008 5:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Last time I was in hospital my best friend brought me the most wonderful air deodorizer. She knows how much it bugs me to be remembered for that lingering bouquet of eau de toilet. Even though the hospital -- of course -- has a no scents policy, none of the staff raised a stink about masking the stink.
Belleenstein:

30+ years living with Crohn's.

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