your own toilet paper, for public bathrooms

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map lady
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   Posted 3/4/2008 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Is there a good way to carry around your own toilet paper?  I am a girl so thankfully I have a purse, but still, that doesn't mean I can fit a whole roll of toilet paper in there!  I am so sick of horrible scratchy toilet paper, or even better, horrible scratchy unperforated toilet paper in one of those awful dispensers that's supposed to tear but never does.  Argh!  Not only that, but the scratchy paper seems to do a terrible job cleaning you, so it's double the frustration.
 
What's the best thing to do?  Use kleenex instead since they make little travel packs?  Use those little moist towelette things like they give you at the doctor when you have to pee in a cup?  Carry around one of those large box dispensers of the wet toilet paper wipes?  I'm sure I'm not the only one puzzled about how to spare my bottom some distress sad so if anyone has any helpful tips, please share!

FitzyK23
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   Posted 3/4/2008 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I carry a mini zip lock bag w/ wipes in it at all times. I do one wipe w/ public batrhoom tp, then clean up w/ the wet wipe, and dry w/ the tp. But if you really want your own, charmin sells mini rolls to go. I "go" out more than I do home though an that would get pricey after awhile. You could change your roll each time it gets low and put the leftover in your purse. You could wind it off the roll and put it in a zip lock bag...
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


Becoming undone
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   Posted 3/4/2008 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
There are travel sizes of the wipes that are okay for septic and sewer systems. They can usually be found with either the TP and/or baby items at your local Target, Walmart, or other big store. Oh and prep H has it's own wipes too. If find that you use a LOT less (only about 2) of the wipes than with regular TP. You can also buy the big ones and just put a small amount in zippered bag.(my husband, who has found he likes the wipes too, has been carrying it this way to work with him)

ivy6
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   Posted 3/4/2008 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I wait until I have used 3/4 of a roll of my own toilet paper at home, and then I simply put it in a plastic bag and place it in my purse. Easy. There have been times when I've filled one of my old pred bottles (which are quite small) with water / soapy water and carried that around too. Pour some of the water onto the tp, and use it to clean yourself.

I get a bit tired of having to cart all this extra stuff around, but it's better than having to deal with scratchy public tp. And we'd probably have more stuff to carry if we had ostomies, so I suppose we should count our blessings.

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Kittikatt
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   Posted 3/4/2008 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I buy the Charmin mini rolls in the travel size sectioin of WalMart. Although I wish they'd sell the mini in their Aloe & E version!

I LOVE ivy6's idea! That's excellent...I might start doing that myself...that way, I can have my Charmin Aloe & E!!!
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Sharann
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   Posted 3/4/2008 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Bring my own wipes too!
I wish I could bring my own seat and floor, those pub BR's are gross! Love it when there are no purse hooks and you have to put yours around your neck liike a plow horse.
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pb4
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   Posted 3/4/2008 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I carry 1/2 roll flattend TP in a makeup bag along with a pad and a change of undies with a plastic baggie to put soiled undies in.

:)
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crohnie1985
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   Posted 3/4/2008 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

Only here can we talk about personel issues like this, it's nice. I myself have been using baby wipes and rarely use TP, It is more expensive, but my bottom feels cleaner. As for traveling, I buy the travel size baby wipes, I am a guy so I carry a fanny pack everywhere it's the size of a small purse, but it works for me. I also carry a travel size waterless disinfect to clean my hands, I have not caught a cold or other illness for quite a while now doing this.


curley
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   Posted 3/4/2008 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I buy wipes as well and they have them in small packages so you can put
them in your purse.
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RA+CDhouse
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   Posted 3/4/2008 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   

Another vote for baby wipes here!  We started buying baby wipes 12 years ago with our firstborn, and haven't stopped.  Although both kids are now way past babywipe phase, we still use them for a million things, inlcuding having to avoid scratchy TP!  We carry them in a zip-loc bag in my purse.

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ivy6
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   Posted 3/4/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Sharann, I agree! Don't you hate the way people *without* gastro issues leave public restrooms so disgusting that people like us, who really need them, don't feel comfortable using them?
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RA+CDhouse
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   Posted 3/4/2008 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   

HA, I don't have gastro problems and I HATE to use public bathrooms. It is very very frightening to see some of the "stuff" in there.

 

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Learning can only happen when a child is interested.  If he's not interested, it's like throwing marshmallows at his head and calling it eating.  Make him interested!


sr5599
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   Posted 3/4/2008 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I also carry wipes in a ziplock baggie, and a fresh supply of everything. It helps with anxiety...

stkitt
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   Posted 3/4/2008 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   

You guys could form a comapany and develop travel products for people with IBD.  Great ideas and so resourceful.  I carry  puff tissues just because I can always pick the stall that is out of TP.

I am amazed by your  inventions. 
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 3/4/2008 10:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I love the purse around your neck like a plow horse line. I never know what to do w/ mine but have yet to resort to that.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


Sarita
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   Posted 3/5/2008 1:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Dudes, I wear mine as a fashionable, loopable scarf around my neck. DUH! In the summer days it acts wonderfully as a sunshield. I find myself getting squares of tan as the day goes on. Okay, I'll stop being a silly goose.
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ivy6
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   Posted 3/5/2008 4:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Sarita :-)
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bmike
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   Posted 3/5/2008 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I find the TP from work quite useful, when I'm looking for a fine sandpaper to fininsh my boat! I'd say 400 grit.
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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 3/6/2008 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I still carry the adult wipes in a baggie. I know I told this before, but they provided one of my favorite CD stories. The lady at the store where I bought my lovely scented checks! The scent still came trhu the baggie and my checkbook acquired the perfume. i just laughed and said they came with a lot of other problems.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
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ragbag
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   Posted 3/6/2008 4:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Reminds me of when I was diagnosed with CD some 10 years ago.  There I was in the hospital, with an obstruction that was slowly passing.  And this hospital's toilet paper was like a loofah!   After 17 trips to the bathroom in one day, I offered the nurse $100 if she would buy me a roll of Charmin with Aloe.  She laughed.  I'm never without a zip-lock baggie full of Charmin ever since!  And if I ever have to go back into the hospital again, I'm taking one of the big economy size packages with me.

Post Edited (ragbag) : 3/6/2008 5:00:14 PM (GMT-7)


Malibu05
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   Posted 3/6/2008 10:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Cottonelle makes these really small packages of wipes that fit right into my purse...I think they have like 10 wipes in them.
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