Roundup and Link Love – Hospital Edition

by Ron Haynes

We found out this week that my youngest daughter has Crohn’s disease, an autoimmune condition that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, but seems more prevalent in the small intestine. She’s been in the hospital at Le Bohneur Children’s Hospital in Memphis undergoing diagnosis and treatment. It is a manageable condition and we’re planning on making her life as normal as possible and we’re beginning to do personal research through the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Since about 500,000 people in North America have this condition, chances are, you know someone with it.

Please keep my daughter in your prayers.

Here are some links you might find interesting:

What everyone should know about trading hours for dollars @ Marc and Angel Hack Life. You have a limited amount of hours, which translates to a limited amount of dollars. Here are some ideas to get around that dilemma.

20 ways to train your brain for peak performance @ My Supercharged Life. You DO want peak performance out of that gray matter, don’t you?

The best kept secret to a clean home @ Simple Mom. This tip isn’t just for cleaning, this idea is a good one for EVERY aspect of your life.

I QUIT! @ My Dollar Plan. Madison isn’t quitting her blogging, but she is quitting something else! Find out what by reading her post.

Online college degree programs offer maximum flexibility @ Frugal Dad. I used an online option for finishing my bachelors and my masters degrees. Frugal Dad outlines just one of the reasons why this method of education is the wave of the future.

12 Great resources for buying smart @ Five Cent Nickel. Outlining price shopping, product reviews, and due diligence, Nickel puts together a list to help you get the most for your buck.

How to become a millionaire Step One @ Cash Money Life. Patrick is well on HIS way, and he is showing everyone exactly what steps he’s taking to get there. Follow along in this insightful series of posts.

The ups and downs of buying a home @ Being Frugal. Lynnae is in the middle of buying a new home and you can feel her excitement in her blog posts.

The power of no exit @ Jonathan Fields – Awake At The Wheel. Intentionally putting your back up against a wall is a sure way to motivate yourself.

Friends encourage friends to be frugal @ My Two Dollars. David has written an awesome post that includes links, tips, and techniques to help save you money. You owe it to yourself to check it out.

The great powdered milk experiment @ Quest for Four Pillars. Mr Cheap lives up to his name and encourages us to at least TRY powdered milk. Okay, I’ll give it a shot. What’s the worst thing that could happen?

Enjoy your weekend and if you think about it, please remember my daughter in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you.

About the author

Ron Haynes has written 1000 articles on The Wisdom Journal.

The founder and editor of The Wisdom Journal in 2007, Ron has worked in banking, distribution, retail, and upper management for companies ranging in size from small startups to multi-billion dollar corporations. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from a top MBA program and currently is a Human Resources and Management consultant, helping companies know how employees will behave in varying situations and what motivates them to action, assisting firms in identifying top talent, and coaching managers and employees on how to better communicate and make the workplace MUCH more enjoyable. If you'd like help in these areas, contact Ron using the contact form at the top of this page or at 870-761-7881.

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I’m sorry to hear about your daughter. I hope that she gets the treatment she needs, and I’ll be keeping her in my prayers.


Our thoughts are with you guys, Ron.

Frugal Dad

Ron, our family is keeping yours in our prayers.


Hi Ron, I’m sorry to hear about your daughter and I hope this is something that can be managed.

Mrs. Micah

Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Mr. Cheap

Hi Ron,

I’m really sorry to hear about your daughter.

Jeff@My Super-Charged Life

Ron, I’ll definitely keep your daughter in my prayers. I have a couple of little girls and I know that when things aren’t going well for them that it really takes a toll on me. I hope you and your wife are holding up okay.




I do in fact have a friend with Crohns, and he has been able to lead a very normal life, minus a few surgeries. I have no doubts that your daughter will be just fine, but I will definitely be keeping her in my prayers.




I actually have Crohn’s disease myself. I know first hand that it sucks.

I’ve been lucky though, in that my case is relatively mild and has been responding very well to a medicine called Asacol that I can take orally. I basically have to remember to take a couple of pills three times a day and avoid certain foods (That are bad for me anyway).

My aunt is also a sufferer, and she has a more severe case than mine. I don’t know the particulars of her treatment regimen, but she has had at least one surgery. She is doing very well, though, and lives a perfectly normal, happy life.

So, there are two examples of people with Crohn’s who are having perfectly fine lives. I don’t see any reason why your daughter can’t be a third example. I’ll be sure to say a prayer for her.


Toblerone @ Simple Mom

Ron, I’m truly sorry to hear about your daughter’s diagnosed condition. Do keep us updated, and we’ll be praying for your family.


My daughter has had Crohn’s disease since her teenage years….CCFA is a great resource
for information, I recommend it. In my daughter’s case she has had 2 surgeries and many
hospitalizations. It can be hard to deal with the relapsing nature of the disease but as others
have said, many live with it fairly well and manage it as best they can. If you need further
info, feel free to email me. Good luck to all of you and I’ll keep her in my prayers.


So sorry to hear about your daughter. My prayers are with your family.

Four Pillars

Sorry to hear about the news Ron.




My thoughts & prayers are with your daughter, you, and your family. I know with your positive attitude you will will help her deal with it as painless as possible. Take care and good luck.


I’ve had you bookmarked, but I didn’t know you were in Memphis too. I know a few bar owners and musicians. I could help arrange a benefit party at some point. Feel free to e-mail me.


I am so sorry to hear about your daughter’s condition. I pray that she recovers.

Pls be strong.

Best regards



Thank you for your prayers and kind words of support. She is home from the hospital and is able to get up and about, responding very well to the medication. This is something she will have to battle her entire life, but it IS manageable.

My family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Josh C

I’m sorry to hear about your daughter. A close family friend of mine is dealing with this affliction as well. All the best to you

My Dollar Plan

We’ll be thinking about your daughter. I don’t know much about Crohn’s, so I’m off to read more and educate myself about her condition. I’m glad it is manageable, and she’s lucky to have you as parents, as I know you will do everything to help her mange it.

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