There are times when I feel being nervous about "what can happen" will make my symptoms worse. But, then there are times when I feel that worry is able to shut everything down and allow me to have a good time.
It does seem hit/miss, and I haven't figured out what is different between the two worries/results.
Tuesday we had free tickets to an evening game at Turner Field to see the Atlanta Braves play the Chicaco Cubs. This would be my first MLB game. Actually, my first baseball game, EVER. (I don't care for baseball, I prefer football.) We were guests of GE, a contractor at my Husband's power plant, and he hosted us for dinner at the 755 club, upstairs. The food and service were great and we sat next to the windows that overlooked the field, with a blue tarp covering the infield because of rain.
Well, halfway thru dinner, they canceled the game due to rain, but would honor that evenings' tickets for the next day at 1pm when the teams would play.
Anyhow, driving in that evening, I braved riding in our friend's van with them, their two kids (9yo boy, 13yo girl) and Hubby and I. We took extra clothes and cleaning supplies, but we didn't need them...I had NO bathroom problems that evening! I still had about 16 bathroom trips for that 24hr day, but none during the hours we were with our friends. about an hour and a half after we got home, they ramped back up, but I was GOLDEN while we were out!
So, for Wednesday, our friends and Hubby decided to play hookey from work yesterday AND collected the kids in the afternoon so we could all go see this 1pm make-up game. AND...we rode with them again. *bit nails* I only had to ask for one bathroom stop (gas) and all was well. I still had numerous (17) bathroom trips for the 24hr day, and had to use the facilities at Turner Field several times, but it was controllable.
We had great seats, about 8 rows behind the Braves dugout in a direct line from 3rd base to Home. I cannot believe how much I enjoyed the outing. Mostly for the outing, doing something different, being with our friends and Hubby and taking in the 'atmosphere' at the ballpark. I am glad I was able to stave off any problems with my symptoms and have a great time.
I had a similar experience several years ago when Hubby and I attended the American Tour performance of the Spanish Lippizan Stallions from Vienna commemorating the 60th Anniversary of their rescue during WWII. NO bathroom problems while out for that evening. Within 30min of arriving at home, symptoms hit with their usual frequency/urgency.
Why can't I do that every day?
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry.
I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC. No remission. 5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon. Dx changed to Crohn's. Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returning after resuming 6MP.