Ben Morrison blogs with an abundance of humor about Crohn's disease.
May 09 2012
A Handshake With Jack Mates
I wouldn't have done it if I didn't mean it. Two weeks ago, I was in Las Vegas playing a comedy club for the weekend. While I'm not the biggest fan of Vegas, my grandfather lives there and I am the biggest fan of him. My grandmother died this J...
May 01 2012
As far as Crohn’s medications go, I’ve been on almost all of them. When I was diagnosed I went on the usual pile of prednisone, puffing my face out like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Crohn. Soon after that I was put on Pentasa, which I’m still ...
Apr 25 2012
Bathroom Primer No 2: My Bathroom
Ah, my bathroom, bastion of dreams and decisions and ground zero for most Crohn’s patients. As this particular room is second only to my bedroom for importance and relative time spent in it, I have developed some tricks and techniques for keepi...
Apr 16 2012
Bathroom Primer No. 1: Someone Else’s Bathroom
Ah, the bathroom: vault of secrets and strategy for the Crohn’s patient. As the bulk of the nastiness inherent in our disease happens in this sexy little room, I’d like to share my tips and trick for dealing with the warfare we must unleash on ...
Apr 09 2012
All in the Family
People often ask me how I relate so easily to Crohn’s and the real answer is that Crohn’s is only one of a number of ailments I relate to. I have chats with frazzled nerves, listen to a deaf ear that never stops ringing, and take memos from ...
Apr 02 2012
So there I was, standing in the bathroom of a cheap Thai restaurant in East Hollywood. The date was going well, I had taken some chick out for a meal and was feeling pretty good about my chances. She was laughing at my jokes, giving me flirtati...
Mar 26 2012
Crohn's: My Personal Kill Switch
I have a roommate in my tummy that doesn’t like it when I party. This roommate lets me get away with more than I deserve, but it needs sleep, and when it’s time, will turn out the lights. My Crohn’s is my kill switch. And that’s a good thing. ...
Mar 19 2012
Sympathy for the Hulk
Sometimes I have to push when I go to the bathroom. Like really push. Like push so hard my eyes bulge out of my sockets and all the blood rushes to my face making me look something like the Incredible Hulk on the can. In fact my cousin and I co...
Mar 08 2012
Welcome to It's Funny on the Insides
Hello Crohn’s friends. My name is Ben Morrison and I have a weird butt. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 1997 during my senior year of high-school and guess what? I still have it. You probably have it too, which means you’re also awesome. ...