Since this disease sucks so much, it's always nice to introduce a bit of levity whenever possible. So, if you have a funny/entertaining "solution" to your disease that was suggested by a family member, friend, or total stranger who just doesn't "get it" please share! I'll start.
My grandfather is 80+ years old and from the "old country" so he tends to attribute odd things as "fixes" to various conditions; the logic's pretty strained most of the time but, we love him anyways. :-P For example, one of his solutions to _all_ stomach issues is to never have hot and cold food at the same time -- eat one temperature, wait a few minutes, then have the other. We're pretty sure he doesn't feel pain/discomfort like other people; he underwent cataract surgery with zero anasthetic (he found out he's immune to the stuff).
Anyways, so, I'm chatting with him on the phone last summer and he's asking how I'm feeling -- 'not great, but I've been much worse' is my usual reply. Then, he tells me of a remedy from the "old country;" he says to go down the liquor store, buy some plum brandy, and have a shot every single morning. He then immediately follows that up with "we use moonshine but brandy is close enough." I got a good laugh out of that one afterwards.
edit: Misremembered. It was plum brandy not bourbon.
Universal Colitis since 09/2003
Asacol (800mg 3x daily),
VSL #3 (4 packet/day),
Post Edited (ddneilson) : 4/22/2008 10:03:57 PM (GMT-6)