You are definitely not alone. We are here for you JT! Like you, I'd be choosy with new apartments too, first floor would be important to me as well. My husband and I own a house, but if I were in your shoes, I'd flush the toilet too, to be sure you have good water pressure.
I'm snowed in currently in Cincinnati. I work for a school district and we just had our 4th consecutive snowday. Another snowstorm is due to hit early next week. I ran out of my Bay's english muffins (one of a handful of daily foods I eat now). I managed to get out to the store last night and bought more. The lesson I learned is I am going to freeze another package or individual muffins in the freezer, so this never happens again. It sounds silly that one food item shouldn't throw off my diet, but it sure seemed to. I've been in the bathroom more lately. I should be less stressed out though, I love being home and rarely get cabin fever. As long as I have a working toilet, I'm happy. LOL
Like you though, when you run out of something, it can throw everything off.
What is the brand name of enzymes you take? I'm just curious. Maybe they would help me. Are they expensive?
Good luck with your apt. search. Vent with us anytime!
And finally, like you I prefer to type D, instead of the entire word. I hate that word too! In fact, it's hard for me to type D with the word "dreaded" before it. LOL
- 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!