Monday, May 2, 2011
I have an ever expanding waistline. It is also contracting. Sometimes my waist is too small to fill in a size 34 and sometimes it is too big to fit into a size 40. Someone with Crohn's should be all too familiar with that feeling of being a balloon that is continually being inflated to the point of popping and then deflating to the point of nothingness. Pants, shorts, or whatever, that waistband just does not feel good and it only gets worse as inflation increases. That abdominal distention is all part of the Crohn's ride. It would be so much easier and so much more comfortable if I didn't have to wear anything around my waist. Unfortunately, society doesn't look too kindly upon nudity nor men wearing moo-moos. I can't count the number of times that the pain of a flare-up was abated by the sole act of just removing any and all constricting material.