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Posted by: Marita on: June 25, 2014

Tired. The world blurs. I fight to stay focused. Voices pull me back to reality. Then slide away. Pain pierces through my fog. I long to sleep. Rest. Heal. Nights are the hardest. No distraction from the pain. Daylight encases me in a bubble. I go through the motions. The blurred world slides past. Pain […]

Plane Travel and Crohn’s Disease

Posted by: Marita on: December 10, 2012

** December is a tricky month for us. I’m revisiting some of my more popular Christmas posts here on the blog while I focus on my family for the month. ** Are you going away this Christmas season? Do you or someone you are travelling with Crohn’s Disease? This is my experience of domestic plane […]

Crohn’s Disease and Sex

Posted by: Marita on: January 31, 2012

Crohn’s disease, I’ve written about it before on my blog, I’ve read others books and blog posts about living with Crohn’s disease. But there is one topic which seems to be taboo, Crohn’s Disease and sex. :: pause :: okay if you don’t want to read about Crohn’s Disease and sex this would be your […]

Happy Birthday to Stuff With Thing.     5 Years Old this week. To celebrate I’ve got 5 days worth of giveaways. I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who has visited, read, left a comment on the blog, facebook or twitter. Thank you. Each giveaway is carefully chosen to represent […]

Sick As

Posted by: Marita on: August 11, 2011

So we’ve all been sick this week, which has been rather unpleasant and at times scary. The darn bug also crashed my birthday on Tuesday so I will be having a birthday re-do next week. I’ve been using the iPhone note pad to track how the girls are, like this for Annie on Tuesday night: […]

My body is a wonderland

Posted by: Marita on: May 22, 2011

The toilet drips and lights flash through my brain each, drip etched in acid across my neural pathways. My stomach spasms and cramps, I involuntarily double over with the pain causing a vat of acid to flood through my head. Nothing as compared to the knives twisting through my bowels. The nausea my constant companion […]

It is okay to blog today

Posted by: Marita on: November 7, 2010

because no-one reads blogs on Sunday. So I should be okay. Heidi had her first Prep Transition session on Friday. Since when is my baby old enough to be starting full time mainstream school??? We had prepared her with a social story. We’ve been visiting the school for two years now and Heidi is familiar […]

Travelling With Crohns Disease

Posted by: Marita on: October 15, 2010

This blog post is part of a series of posts I’m doing on Travel with Special Needs: Travelling With an Allergy. We Play on the Plane. WARNING TMI POST AHEAD When you have a bowel condition that can lead to sudden and unexpected bouts of explosive diarrhea it can be problematic to be trapped in […]

Possibly this is not something I should be blogging about at all. It really is rather incredibly TMI (Too Much Information), but I’m going to blog it anyway. Don’t read on if you are eating…. no really, please don’t read any further if you’ve got food anywhere in the vicinity. Seriously. Also family members, friends […]

Separation Anxiety Solutions for the Toilet

Posted by: Marita on: January 26, 2009

First and most important – thank you everyone for the birthday wishes for Heidi, we all had a wonderful day with lots of smiles. I first mentioned Heidi’s extreme Separation Anxiety a few days ago and the possible reasons for it – lack of routine over school holidays, end of school year, Christmas anxiety and […]


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