jt! After reading all you went thru just to use the bathroom, I am about to need one myself. I can just picture that entire scene too. Many of us can I'm sure. I think I would have a back up plan also, something to think about (maybe a simple camping toilet, with disposable bags).
Back in Feb. we had to shut our water off because a rear water faucet kept dripping and was cracked inside. We didn't want the water to pool inside and freeze, leaking into the drywall. Hubby tried to find the part to fix it but each time he'd buy another it would be 1/2 inch too short or too long. And the plumbing parts store of course was not right up the street but 30 minutes away. He could turn on the main water valve long enough for everyone to use a bathroom and to wash dishes. Then 15 min. later it was back off. I lived that way for over 36 hours! I was barely eating. We finally had to call a plumber. He fixed it in about 30 minutes. The entire time I was praying I wouldn't have a bm because I kept driving up to our local Target. And I'm sure I'm on their security camera each time - here comes this crazy lady, no shopping, only using the bathroom. 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!