The first Stolen Colon Giveaway!

Holiday Giveaway #1

UPDATE: Winner announced!

I may be a little too excited about this, but I have been wanting to do a giveaway for a long time! So I figure, what better way to celebrate the holidays than by sharing some fun prizes with all of you! This will be the first of three giveaways this month. Each Monday, I will post that week’s prize and the entry instructions and then I’ll announce the winners on Friday. 

For the first giveaway, in honor of it being IBD Awareness Week, I have put together a little Crohn’s disease / ulcerative colitis gift set.

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  • First, you’ll get to parade around town in the “Ask Me” shirt of your choice from the Great Bowel Movement. The picture shows the colitis shirt, but you can also choose the Crohn’s disease, ostomy or j-pouch shirt.
  • But that outfit would not be complete without a set of intestines socks. I figure we IBD sufferers can use all of the intestines that we can get! (I love these so much that I had to get a pair for myself!)
  • And finally, learn some yummy recipes and eating habits from The IBD Healing Plan & Recipe Book. This book discusses using whole foods to help relieve some Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis symptoms. I came across this book after I had my surgery, so I didn’t have a chance to try it out as a way to fight symptoms, but I have definitely used some of the advice about ways to eat healthier and taking a more holistic approach.

If you’d like the chance to win the Crohn’s disease / ulcerative colitis gift package, here’s how. You must do both items below to be entered:

1. Leave a comment on this post about what you wish the world knew about IBD, or if you are not as familiar with these diseases, leave one about something you’ve learned about IBD that you didn’t know before.

2. You have the choice of:
a.Like The Stolen Colon on Facebook and post: “I want to win The Stolen Colon: Ostomy & IBD Support giveaway to help spread IBD Awareness! http://wp.me/p38Zaz-xw” (be sure to tag The Stolen Colon Facebook page!)
b. Follow me on twitter @smlhughes and post: “I want to win the #StolenColon giveaway to help spread IBD Awareness! http://wp.me/p38Zaz-xw”
(And if you want to do both, I’ll put you in for 2 entries!)

*You must complete both items above
*You must tag Facebook page or use #StolenColon on Twitter (or both!)
*You must include the link to this blog post in your status update
*All entries must be complete by 11:59PM on Thursday, December 5th

And that’s it! I’m excited to hear from you all. Get your entries in by Thursday night and I’ll be announcing the winner in the afternoon on Friday, December 6th, so check back to see if you won!

And a big thank you to the Great Bowel Movement for sponsoring this giveaway!

26 thoughts on “The first Stolen Colon Giveaway!

  1. Jo Jo Cochrane

    That IBD isn’t just a pooing disease! I wish they would understand it affects everything about me..my physical and mental health, my family, my friends and everything I’ve ever dreamed for myself!

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  2. Dezaray

    That IBD is life changing, but not necessarily for the worst. That it doesn’t just affect your intestines and that nobody is going to react to this disease in the same way!!!

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  3. Nicole Gabriel

    I wish people would do a little research about IBD. So they know it’s not just an excuses it’s an actual disease. I like to tell and inform everyone I can about my UC! Knowledge is power.

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  4. Rhonda

    I wish people understood that the symptoms are real and different in every person. Just because my child isn’t in the bathroom all day, doesn’t mean she doesn’t have Crohn’s.

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  5. LaKeshia Liggins

    I wish people would know that Crohn’s is MORE severe than Colitis. And Everybody copes with their disease differently.

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  6. Erica Rodriguez

    I wish people would know that IBD effects everyone differently and what works for one person may not work for another. And to please stop sayng “fight harder” like Im not fighting already to be normal and live a normal life despite the pain and agony im in.

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  7. Karen

    I want people to know that Crohn’s disease affects far more than the digestive tract. I am in nursing school and really want to wear those socks during my clinicals!!!

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  8. Sybille

    I wish the world knew how to be more compassionate toward fellow IBD-ers, educate themselves more on the disease and understand that it is way more than just a “Stomachache” and refrain from the insensitive comments such as, “well at least you get to stay skinny” or “stop being lazy” because there is nothing lucky about losing tons of weight out of your control and suffering, and there is nothing more depressing than being fatigue and in pain, then being accused of just being lazy.

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  9. Melissa

    Awareness is so very essential for future research…I want people to know more about IBD in general, how few effective treatments there are, and how much hope lies ahead in research!

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  10. Amanda

    I wish people would understand (as you put so eloquently the other day) that despite my surgery to “cure” my UC, I still have ongoing issues like arthritis, vitamin deficiencies, and trouble gaining weight. And though my j-pouch helps keep my bathroom trips to a fraction of what they once were, I still have to poop more than a “normal” person with a colon.

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  11. flowry

    I want the world to know that along with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis exists, and that once someone has an IBD they will most likely adjust to multiple “new normals” in their life.

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  12. Sarah Bouchard (@sarahbouchard)

    I wish the world knew that IBD is not just always about the disease itself; it’s about the secondary health and lifestyle changes it requires for the rest of your life. There are lots of mental and physical side effects that continue through your daily life even if you are in remission. So even though someone is healthy in terms of their disease, they will always be facing regular challenges big and small.

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  13. Amanda G.

    I wish people knew that I can’t “cure” my Crohn’s disease with eating more organic fresh fruits and vegetables when I have an ostomy! (Yes, some people out there have actually told me to do this. They look horrified when I say that will probably give me an intestinal obstruction.) People need to understand that IBD is an autoimmune thing that often times requires medications or surgery. (Both in my case.) Diet can help, but there is no one “cure-all” diet for every IBD patient. And fresh fruits and vegetables are probably not high on many IBD patients’ list of “safe foods.”

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  14. Jane

    I wish the world would recognise these invisible illnesses and understand that IBD is not just about “having the runs” for a few days here and there.

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