Funny - this could have been bad

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FitzyK23
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   Posted 7/14/2008 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
At work, I have a desk very close to the bathrooms.  There is a door between the bathrooms and this part of the office to provide quiet and privacy.  Two of the lawyers I work for have offices on my wing.  I went to leave the wing to get an envelope, thank goodness not to go to the bathroom, and the door would not open.  I thought it was locked so I turned the little knob on the doorknob.  No luck.  In either position it wouldn't open.  There is no other way out.  Right on the other side of that door are the bathrooms and multiple exits but nothing on our side.  AND we are on the second floor.  I got one of the lawyers and he couldn't get it open either.  We couldn't kick it because it swings in, not out.  We called someone on the otherside of the door to come up w/ her key and try it.  She had a hard time opening it too but after about 7 minutes or so got it open.  The little latch in the doorknob that acts as the lock is malfunctioning and will not fully retract.  That door will be staying open for the rest of the day.  But all I could think was thank God I wasn't on my way to the bathroom.  As it was I got super panicky when I realized we were stuck inside w/ no way out and no bathroom.  Phew.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


closure
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   Posted 7/14/2008 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
glad you got that all straightened out before you did have to go to the bathroom! that would've been a nightmare!
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Too many meds to list!


bentwistle
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   Posted 7/14/2008 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
That's as bad as being trapped in an elevator when you've got to go! (My biggest fear at work ever since the elevator broke down with me on it. Luckily it was only for about 10 minutes. Others have been trapped for over an hour! All our elevators are undergoing repairs this year, and until they're all fixed, it's a bit of a gamble. I can't handle walking up 8 floors either)
I'm glad the problem was solved without any bathroom emergency to add to the urgency in your case! I make a habit of a quick trip to the washroom before I board the elevators at work now -lol.

Thanks for sharing your adventure, and glad it was not worse for you ;)

Bev

karendee
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   Posted 7/14/2008 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   

Oh my Fitzy,  I would go to the potty every hour or more just to make sure I get in there often.

Bev, that is awful! I would push a button every couple of floors just to make sure the doors open!

Karen


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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort Switching to Humira June 2008 will wean off Pentasa and Entocort

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma - Also on Prilosec for reflux.

 

 


Sniper
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   Posted 7/14/2008 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Bet that old trash basket was starting to look good to you. Wicked grin.....
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


FitzyK23
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   Posted 7/14/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Sniper - I thought of that but I don't even have an office. I have an alcove with my desk right next to the door they were trying to fix. But I did start thinking about the lawyers offices and trash cans, as well as breaking out the window on the door and whether or not I would fit through it.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


Sniper
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   Posted 7/14/2008 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad they got the door fixed before you made them a new one.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


Zanne
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   Posted 7/14/2008 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
One day at work several years ago, we got a notice that the bathrooms would be closed for repairs for several hours the next day. This would be on a day late in the week when there are only a few of us in the building. Not a big deal for anyone else. I promptly told my boss I would not be in the next day. NO way was I working in a building without a bathroom for 2 minutes let alone 2 hours!

Glad it wasn't an emergency for you!
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


SydneyJo
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   Posted 7/14/2008 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   
The panic alone would have made me need to go!
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