double stall bathrooms.. STUPIDEST idea EVER.

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dustspeck
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   Posted 7/17/2008 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
so i am finally back to work at a BORING accounts payable job. i am already looking for a new job. been there for 6 days now and probably have more hours logged on the toilet than i do on paying bills! i HATE double stall bathrooms. i've already had people come in when i am stuck in there. i was stuck in there for 15 minutes one day. then after 5 minutes, i was in there another 10 minutes. 10 minutes later, another 5 minutes. so embarrassing!!!! i do the drop and flush like 4 times and the worst part is i can hear people in the bathroom at my desk which, i am sure some other people can hear all bathroom antics as well. one time i was in there i heard someone come in and let loose and it made me feel a little better, as sick as that sounds! bu personally, i like to poop alone though. yeah hea, with nobody else!

anyways, i have a sbft scheduled next month. it will decide if i am going to be referred to a surgeon or not. at this point, it's welcomed. i don't want to live like this anymore. one thing i am worried about is the possibility of having my ilececal valve removed and the urgent d never goes away. i don't think i could handle it!!

hope you are all well :)
.: stephanie :.
33 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
meddies: 6mp, percocet, trazodone, ativan, iron, calcium, folic acid & some other vits


inflamed
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   Posted 7/17/2008 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I can relate, my office has a 5-staller. I really wish I could post some bathroom rules there. My #1 rule would be that if someone is in stall one, and the others are empty, give them space and use the third, fourth or fifth stall. Really, who wants to be that close to the only other person in there!? I'm not looking for company. People should use every other and then fill in as necessary during the rush hours.

Sorry yours is also not a sound proof bathroom. Our's at least is in a secluded hallway.
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 7/17/2008 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Look on the bright side, it is a lot less likely you will be stuck outside waiting for someone else to finish while you are having an emergency!! And, single stalls stress me out even worse when I am in there and somone knocks and I know they are just waiting outside for me to finish up. Then I have to walk out and look at them and mutter something. At least with a double you can wait until the person who comes in leaves. Also, just because you pay attention to bathroom noise doesn't mean every one else is also. I doubt anyone else really even notices.

Give your job a little more time. My gut always acts up when I start a new job. Then when I feel more comfortable there it calms back down.
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.


inflamed
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   Posted 7/17/2008 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Fitzy, I feel like that in single stalls too-- like people are outside waiting and listening and of course they'll know I was the one in there b/c they'll see me on the way out.
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Kanditron
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   Posted 7/18/2008 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I spend a TON of time in the bath rooms at work, we have multiple stall rooms. One thing that I have notice and really don't like is that someone will check your door to see if someone is in there and it's locked and then they just kind of linger out side your stall staring right at you through the crack. They probably aren't really looking at you but my theory is if I can see them, they can see me.
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I've had flares in my mouth, stomach, large intestine, and the duodenum.

I currently take Humira 40mg bi-weekly, prdnisone 8mg (oh so close!!), methotrexate as a weekly shot, prevacid, celebrex, foilica acid, and.. I think that's it.

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Nanners
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   Posted 7/18/2008 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
dustpeck I have had my valve removed and I don't have explosive D. Just thought you would like to know that that is one symptom not everyone gets. Plus if you do have it, things like Questran will stop/slow it.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


Nanners
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   Posted 7/18/2008 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh by the way, I am with Fitzy on this one. I prefer more stalls to be available than just one. I am sure I would have severe anxiety if I new someone was just outside waiting for the BR. I can't go #2 if someone is in the BR, but as soon as they leave, out it comes.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


karendee
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   Posted 7/18/2008 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   

We have 2 stalls in a very small bathroom at work. I have worked where there are larger bathrooms with several stalls and at least you are able to put a stall or two in between you and the next person. Here we can almost touch feet we are so close.

It really sucks to have to poop and your boss is in the next stall.... not something I ever want to happen again tongue

Karen


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Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

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nruth
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   Posted 7/18/2008 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Wouldn't it be nice if we didn't have to worry about these things??? I wonder if there is a medical term for "people with public bathroom phobia"? It's all so embarrassing.

karendee
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   Posted 7/18/2008 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, some people here seem to not worry but I hate pooping in public. I dread it everytime.... My butt checks are so strong from holding it in :)

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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and now new med Clonazepam starting 7/18/08

 


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 7/18/2008 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey . . .

I know this wouldn't be possible in a lot of work places . . . but when I worked, I used to use the bathroom downstairs or upstairs (if you aren't urgent) so it was people I didn't know and didn't work closely with. It did help some with the phobia.

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Dagger
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   Posted 7/18/2008 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I also had my IC valve removed, no D after the first few weeks, actually, C is still more of a problem.

not creative
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   Posted 7/18/2008 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Here we have 10 floors worth of pretty big bathrooms. There are at least 7 stalls in each 2 of which are handicapped. For a while, we were the only people using this floor, so I would have the bathroom to myself all the time and for the whole time usually. It was great.

Now, we have more people and there’s almost always someone else in there with me so I usually just sit and wait and try to make noise during other people’s flushing or sink use. It works. I think there are a lot more people that poo at work than most realize, because frequently I walk into the bathroom and it smells and I know it wasn’t me!
Laurenne, 23 Student @ University of California, Davis.
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002
On Humira, Strattera, Zoloft, (Multivitamin, Flax Oil, and Omega complex when I remember.)


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 7/18/2008 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
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Erik45
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   Posted 7/18/2008 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I like making noise in a washroom then they all leave LOL...Then i got the bathroom to myself sanctuary ahhhhh.. Don't worry about it dear, i don't think anybody in this world can have a crap without making any noise in the washroom..
Crohns for 13 years
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bektold
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   Posted 7/18/2008 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
When I first went back to work I was really uncomfortable with using the public bathroom.  I'm in an office building, and we don't have our own- it's shared among all the businesses on the floor.  It's probably easier that I'm the only woman in my office, so no chance of running into a coworker in there!  But the ladies room on my floor tends to be hot and smelly, and I've finally started carrying my own TP because the stuff provided was like sandpaper on my delicate heiny.  After a while it's gets easier.  At least it has for me.  It's not like I've got any options.  I either had to learn to get over the public bathroom issue or quit working, and as a single woman with no other source of income, that's not happening.
 
Bottom line (pun intended) is that as much as we like to pretend otherwise, it's a natural process.  Everybody does it.  We just do it longer, louder, and looser!
 
This blog entry is slightly on topic, and it always cracks me up!  http://www.crazyauntpurl.com/archives/2007/04/really_professi.php

Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 7/18/2008 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm really good about using the "curtesy flush."
Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
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Sniper
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   Posted 7/18/2008 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Not as bad as the old two story outhouse, especially if you have to use the down stairs...
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bentwistle
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   Posted 7/18/2008 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I had one woman at work who always came in the washroom to check her makeup first thing in the morning comment that she "wishes she could be as regular as me" -lol. That's the only time I saw her throughout the day. Goes to show you eh?

Bev

dustspeck
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   Posted 7/18/2008 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks to everyone to listening to my poop sorrows and taking the time to respond :) that made me feel better even though i am so sore from using their rough 1-ply tp all week! i think i am going to figure out a way to sneak in some of my moist wipes and maybe some fresh drops! i guess i have to adjust to working with 20 something woman rather than the 3 i worked with the past 6 years. and trust me, they knew i had problems so if they knew i just went to the bathroom they knew it was best to steer clear!!

oh and btw! i forget to tell you all about how i FAILED MY DRUG TEST!!! yup, tested positive for opiates! i hadn't taken any pain pills for about 5 days and didn't think it would show up but YUP! i explained "i take percocet for my crohn's, it's just something i don't like to advertise" and wouldn't you know, the HR ladies niece just had a resection for crohn's! she didn't even ask to see my prescription after that :)

thanks again all, glad you all understand me!!
.: stephanie :.
33 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
meddies: 6mp, percocet, trazodone, ativan, iron, calcium, folic acid & some other vits


Marie-Claire
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   Posted 7/18/2008 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
My daughter's idea of a joke is : when we go for coffee at starbucks and I have to run to the bathroom after my drink...she follows behind me and jiggles the door knob to make me thing there is someone impatiently waiting for the bathroom...in the meantime, I'm sitting there, "having a bird", and yelling... " Just a minute please, I'll be done in just a minute"''''She thinks its just a hoot! I come out to her up to no good, grinning from ear to ear , face.... I'm so flustered I want to strangle her...but it always makes me laugh in the end. ! After all she did come by that quirky sense of humor honestly!
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis
 
 


Matthew
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   Posted 7/18/2008 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
tongue  

       Personally, I actually make for the single, family unit restroom at work. I hate company when I'm on the john. Well, at least they don't hang out next to me after a second or two! Evil <G>!

      Sniper: tongue Two story outhouse? sounds dangerous! ROF****!

 

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sjs0018
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   Posted 7/18/2008 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so glad I'm not the only one that has public bathroom "phobia". I hate using public bathrooms, I'm always scared coworkers will ask what is wrong with me if they are in the bathroom with me.

LBJ
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   Posted 7/18/2008 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
We have a two stall bathroom in our area just for the group I work with and then if you go out in the hall there a more public restroom
for anyone who walks into the building and its much bigger. I always go to that one when I have to do my thing. I hate doing that
at work, but when you gotta go, you gotta go!!! LOL
Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 but had a few years prior
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS too
 
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Roni
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   Posted 7/18/2008 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you heard of "Just A Drop" ? Put a couple of drops of this stuff in the toilet before you "go" and it covers almost all of the smell.
It's available at any pharmacy here in Canada.

http://www.justadrop.net/
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