Finally bought a fan

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gachrons
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   Posted 7/27/2008 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
devil  It's been hot lately and I finally went and bought a portable 16" fan. Let me tell you me and the dog are resting better. It is so great to lug it into the bedroom at night nad cool the bedroom off .I find it is so much easier to get to sleep and the air is fresher too no dust can stand that breeze. I love it in the bathroom when showering and wow helps keep the fumes away too. I carry it to the kitchen and wash the dihes in the cool air. I use it to help dry the wet floors after painting. Did I tell you I love my fan , just wanted to share some of the good in life and if anyone is finding it ho living with IBD and the heat don't wait any longer. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


FitzyK23
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   Posted 7/27/2008 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
If you stick it up in front of your window it will suck in all the cool air from outside too. If it is too big for the sill stick it on a table in front of the window.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 7/27/2008 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Fitzy, that is so funny. My mother would yell at me for that.
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Zanne
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   Posted 7/27/2008 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a fan on top of my bed frame that I turn on at night all year long just for the noise. Now my daughters do it do. It drives my husband nuts, cause he just thinks about the cost of the electricity, but oh it helps us sleep.
Suzanne

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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 7/27/2008 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
actually having the fan on to sleep creates white noise and is suppose to help your quality of sleep
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Sniper
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   Posted 7/27/2008 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm all for white noise. We run the fan even in winter, just point it away from the bed. The sound is a big help. Though I dont sleep well I think I would sleep even less without the noise.
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Marie-Claire
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   Posted 7/27/2008 9:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I run a fan year round too...otherwise I lay there listening to every little crook and creek and I can't sleep... don't sleep at the best of times , but the fan definatley helps.

Now Gail... I had to laugh when I read your post... I can just picture you deary, lugging that big old fan around under your arm, every time you move rooms... made me laugh. !!
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Mary
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Nanners
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   Posted 7/28/2008 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I have fans in just about every room of the house. I too like the fan for its "white noise". It helps me and hubby to sleep better. We are going down to Guadalajara, Mexico again in a couple of months, and they sell these small fountains you keep in the house. We are going to buy one for the bedroom to use in the winter for our "white noise". Woo hoo!
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 7/28/2008 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow Nanners how romantic.
Mary had a big laugh at your response but actually there is a handle on it.
White noise I left it on the first night all night and I did sleep fairly good helps keep the noise down from the tooting neighbours.
Fritzy Someone mentioned putting a frozen bottle of water in front of it. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


broomhilda
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   Posted 7/28/2008 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I bought a house that actually has ceiling fans in every single room except the bathrooms of course. I LOVE MINE TOO! Husband probably wouldn't sleep with me on the gassy nights without one! (:
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Ultracet Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, peri-menopausal.


gachrons
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   Posted 7/29/2008 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Gayle You mean you got gas ! Here in Canada it's pricey. So glad to see your post .How are you doing ,I think of you often and see from another post you are getting some relief from your pain . Did you ever get a home job ? Was wandering what is going on with you. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


aoccc
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   Posted 7/29/2008 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
sleepin right next to the fan..keeps the sweat pools down :)
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broomhilda
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   Posted 7/29/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Gail- Haven't worked my way into the "home" job yet. Have set up my home office in a room by itself.."must have for tax deductions". Since I'm considering something craft based I also have all my sewing & craft supplies in there as well. Dang it, my sewing machine bit the dust last week in the middle of sewing curtains for my daughter-in-law. Oh well...birthday coming up soon so maybe I can buy an upper end refurbished singer for my collection. My model was too cheap to repair. Must consult the monkeys though.

My CD symptoms have been doing very well as long as I cook and DON'T eat out! Wish I knew the common factor in the restaurants that cause me such grief even with acceptable foods. Must just be all the local veggies and filtered water I use?

See you have been a busy bee yourself! Glad you are getting some relief and feelin' cool too!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Ultracet Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, peri-menopausal.


gachrons
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   Posted 7/30/2008 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Gayle Really hope you get that new machine. I know when I used to go to one burger joint I would get sick. Could be water change or spices . Yes I have been putting a drive on and finally got the bedroom furniture put back today. Now for tidying up and a couple of shelves to put up. My teen is quite happy about it all .Yes the fan has made a huge difference in keeping the house cooler and the humidity down. Really enjoying it. Hope to soon get out around the yard hardly put a foot out the door for a week and a half. So you got a office together that's a start. Wishing you lots of luck with your new job' lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


livinwithcrohns
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   Posted 7/30/2008 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   

love the fan...has to be on hyperspeed, my husband swears its tornado speed!! lol

Love your posts and comments. your take on life is and CD is admirable!


living with CD since 1989
38 years old, too many meds too list
two surgeries with re-sections
 


monkeychic
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   Posted 7/30/2008 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Love love love fans! We can not sleep without em year round ...box fans make a great white noise. People think we are nuts even take one to hotels with us LOL!
Kids are hooked also. Winter time just turn them away from us.

gachrons
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   Posted 7/31/2008 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Livinwithcrohn's Thank you for your friendly words.
monkeychic Never thought about winter use but about to put it under the trailer thinking there might be some hot mice under there ha, ha on alot of us . since I was a Remmie baby{should of wrote Remmie old lady} I kind of feel part mouse. Actually hoping to get rid of the moisture. Any good carpenters on here that know what is best for damp floors. lol gali
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail

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