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« on: April 29, 2010 08:52:19 AM »

My friend Laura has been battling Crohn's disease, and recently came through (hopefully) her last surgery.  One day, while we were chatting about crafts, she said to me, "I wish someone would make me a new colon!"  I immediately knew what I had to do.  My original intention was to make her a plushie colon.  But a colon all on his own seems pretty dull.  Then I got to thinking that it could be a game - "How Well Do You Know Your GI Tract?"  I would have all the organs, and she would have to place them on some sort of mat, or a t-shirt.  I began making patterns and cutting fabric, but I was plagued by the pronoun "your."  Laura's had multiple surgeries, and I have no idea what her GI tract looks like.  I didn't want to accidentally rub it in her face that her colon isn't picture perfect.

As I sewed the velcro to the back of the organs, it struck me.  It's not a gameshow.  It's a survival kit.

So here it is.  "For the Modern Girl (with Crohn's) on-the-go..."  (that's what it said on the box I gave her) :

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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2010 09:00:40 AM »

awesome! Cheesy
i am battling some not so fun colon issues myself and am loving this!  best wishes to your friend and kudos to you on an awesome creation!
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2010 09:26:41 AM »

That is awesome!  I love it!
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2010 10:11:16 AM »

Thank you so much!  Smiley
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I'm laughing so hard.  That's AWESOME.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2010 05:56:33 PM »

This is an awesomely thoughtful and creative gift! I love the "Appendix Included" bubble. Ha ha!!

All the best to your friend.
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2010 10:16:46 PM »

Well and here's an ironic twist about the appendix:
1. Laura doesn't actually have her appendix; it's been removed.
2. The sewn appendix got lost between here and the hospital, so, in fact, the appendix was NOT included.  Damn.
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