Constructive Accomplishments Whilst Sitting On "The Throne"

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   Posted 10/3/2009 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Let's see:
1] Putting a new roll of toilet paper in the holder
2] Picking up the dog and cats hair balls from the tub and toilet rugs
3] Setting the trash basket upright again
4] Picking up the chewed up scraps of kleenex the dog grabbed outta the wastebasket
5] Vow to remember to put current magazines in the magazine rack next to the toilet
Shucks, in our first apartment I could even reach to use some Ajax to clean the sink

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   Posted 10/3/2009 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I love my laptop smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 10/3/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I read my magazines that I don't have time for otherwise.

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   Posted 10/3/2009 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I work my way through all sorts of heavy, "improving" non-fiction books that would bore me senseless if I tried to read them for leisure :-).
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   Posted 10/3/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
National's amazing how much I can learn while...hem, know :-)
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   Posted 10/4/2009 1:18 AM (GMT -6)   
haha, my toilet is host to the latest and greatest Ikea catalogue - I think I've read it fives times cover to cover!

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   Posted 10/4/2009 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
The throne room is also the library for me. I keep all my tec books there. I can always study my Harley shop manual, learn the latest woodworking techniques or read up on the latest hand loads for my AR. Just think, if I did not have crohns, I may have turned out too dumb to change a light bulb. I think old VV keeps a spelling primer in his so he can pick on me. Randy probable has a copy of Grays Anatomy and a thermometer . MMMNAVY just looks at pictures of ships . Ill bet C2 has a horse digest and a copy of the latest medical journal near by too.
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   Posted 10/4/2009 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Love my blackberry and facebook on the throne!!
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   Posted 10/4/2009 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow,you guy's are good.
I just re-read old material...
Mostly no time to grab newspaper or mags.
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   Posted 10/4/2009 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL I do have a island theme (and yes there are ships in there, my shower curtain is the Navy yard at Pearl LOL!) and I do have the netbook in there that I wrote one of my thesis on.
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   Posted 10/4/2009 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
O.k. ...I gotta check check for dust bunnies while in there that's just a given! I have hortigculture/botanical books, (I'm a florist)  and a GIANT where's WALDO..ha! Sometimes can't think, too much pain...just gott look and keep my mind on something else. A whileback somebody wrote about a Hot Dog stand in their bathroom. Thought it was funny so my husband and I have a code that I'm having hotdogs, or macking hotdogs, garnishing hotdogs...when I'm IN the bathroom.
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   Posted 10/4/2009 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I usually file my nails and sometimes pluck my eyebrows...thankfully for the most part I'm on and off quickly and don't have all that time to get through a whole book or anything...hope those days never come back!!!

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I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
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   Posted 10/4/2009 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Since my diagnosis 10 years ago, I do all my reading in the bathroom--either on the throne or during my nightly bath. My husband found a beautiful, simple wood napkin-holder that he attached to the wooden vanity cabinet next to the toilet, and I keep my current book in it. I think I've totally forgotten how to read anyplace else!

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   Posted 10/4/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hahaha, I also file my nails, and paint them....and pluck my eyebrows when Im going to the bathroom.  I also pull all the hairs out of the bathroom

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   Posted 10/4/2009 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I live in a condo and the second bathroom has a great view of the TV. So - my Constructive Accomplishment? Watching QVC and the News. :)

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   Posted 10/4/2009 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I read my magazines and play with my nintendo DS. The only problem I have is my legs fall a sleep and I can't walk after that.
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   Posted 10/5/2009 5:41 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL,pins and needles,pins and needles!
I will not pluck eyebrows though...
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