The things you think about when you forget to bring the magazine in with you

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Lady Frog
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   Posted 12/17/2008 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
OK I'm smack in the middle of a flare. Waiting for my pill to kick in. I'm having one of those ones where I am stuck on the loo because once it starts there is no way to end it till the guts decide to rally for a few minutes for the next volley. Sometimes it takes a few minutes sometimes it takes twenty. And I have to say that when my only reading material is last week's drug store ad my mind tend to wander and make weird off the wall connections. Like since people can have gastric bypass to help them lose weight to help improve their health, why can't we modify other organs to help improve our health. Since I was in pain and literally unable to control the ole' guts, you know where this is going. Mind you since I was( actually still am) in a fair amount of pain I will admit that I don't think things all the way through. Like the downside to things. I mean people are electing to remove whole stomachs because of a family history of stomach cancer even though there is no certainty that they themselves will get it. I get that removing all or part of the bane of my existence will cause problems of it's own. And years ago when I mentioned it in passing to my primary doc she said things like that were not done for quality of life reasons. Right now I'm in daily pain, my IBS has lead to severe panic attacks to the point of my not leaving the house for months at a time( started after a few public accidents, once in a take-out place) and led to the point where I can't work a normal job, and well the list goes on but I won't bore you. But from where I'm standing I don't feel like I have much of a quality of life. And I have the family history thing. I know that it's not logical, I know that it's not practical and the no surgeon in their right mind would remove any part of my guts for such a seemingly trivial reason. *Sigh* Well back to the research in ways to help bring this back under some semblance of control. There is never a quick fix for anything and with my luck anyways they'd remove it then find out the problem was in my small intestine anyways.

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   Posted 12/17/2008 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to say I feel for you and can relate - I am about 95 +++ housebound due to SEVERE anxiety, my intestinal issues and other health problems. Just wanted you to know you are not alone. Maybe one day we will create a town where it is acceptable to thrown up, mess ourselves, freak out or whatever in public without ridicule and all of us with anxiety can go live there. I pray you will feel better soon.


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   Posted 12/17/2008 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel for you too lady frog. And how. I have spent so much time in our powder room (my favorite of our 3 bathrooms), we are on our second toilet "inards" (ie parts, handle, etc.). I've worn out another toilet too......LOL

I know your quality of life has been greatly reduced. I wish I had the magic cure or suggestion. Truly I do.

Well, anyway, try your best to smile and know you are definitely not alone. Please feel free to vent with us anytime........and remember, keep a basket of magazines near the toilet! I'm low on reading material right now myself. Been watching my spending lately.......
Marsky/Mary's story.....
- Diagnosed with rectal cancer, April 1999 - Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
- Left with IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's every day
- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening

All in all I do okay, I just use the bathroom A LOT! But I survived and beat cancer!

Post Edited (Marsky) : 12/17/2008 12:17:20 PM (GMT-7)

Lady Frog
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   Posted 12/17/2008 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Marsky, all mine comes from my mom and she's coming over this weekend with a bag of magazines. Sure their old but since I don't get any other then hubby's video game magazine( that he gets free with his yearly subscription to Game Stop) they are always welcome. I know my doc said that they wouldn't because of quality of life reasons. I'm just wondering when the tipping point is. Mine has gotten to the point where I'll be bad C for days and sometimes weeks but yet when I can go it's always D. I swear if I hear one more doc tell me it's "normal" I am going to scream. Why is it when you get diagnosed with IBS or something alot of red flag stuff becomes normal. Not supposed to wake you up in the middle of the night, now normal. Blood in the stool, normal because it's probably just hemmies. Neon purple, yep that's normal too because my doc says I am no longer able to process any dyes. Yeah if I'm getting sick sometimes I purposely drink something with dye just to have fun. I steer clear of reds though because that's how we learned I couldn't process them anymore. You know just in case my "hemmies" are acting up again. If I can't have fun and joke about it then I know my IBS has gotten the better of me.

But Christmas is going to be interesting because I have a total of four places to be in a short time and only one of them has a familiar bathroom. I'm doing full test prep the day before. At least I won't be in the car longer then 20 minutes.
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