Funny IBS stories to share......

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Marsky
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   Posted 8/9/2009 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Let's have some fun on this forum.

Feel free to share your funny IBS stories! I'll start....

I have my youngest daughter who will be a college sophomore in a month home for the summer. She tagged along with me as we were dropping groceries off to Grandma.

My daughter asked - all of this is Grandma's? Even all of the TP (2 four-packs). I laughed and said yes, Grandma's stocking up I guess.

Then she said - oh okay, I just thought one of the four packs was yours. That you keep it in your car.

LOL!

Yes running errands and whatnot in my community, I drive around with TP. I laughed and said - oh no, I just pack it for vacations (which she's seen me do!).

Afterwards I thought, you know this isn't a bad idea. Maybe I should always have a TP four pack in the trunk of my car.

You know you spend a lot of time in the bathroom when your 19 yo notices you may also need to keep TP in your car too. LOL (I didn't think she looked up from that laptop/facebook account to even notice my habits!)
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening

Post Edited (Marsky) : 8/9/2009 8:55:07 AM (GMT-6)


KGood
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   Posted 8/9/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
What a great idea to have some fun on the forum with some stories!  Yours was funny! 
 
I can't think of a funny story just yet; but I can relate to carrying TP around with you.  Sometimes when we are on a trip and will be staying at someone else's home, I bring a four-pack with me just so I don't use up all of my hostess's TP!  Unless you have IBS, you just don't understand!  yeah
 
If I think of a story, I will definitely share.  tongue
~Karen


Marsky
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   Posted 8/9/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Relieved to see I'm not the only one who packs TP on trips. I sometimes take along the kleenex packs in my purse too. So if a hostess' TP roll is low I'll use my tissues instead. Just so she doesn't know I used up a lot of TP.

All the crazy things we do to cover our tracks. LOL
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening


KGood
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   Posted 8/12/2009 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, Marsky, it looks like the funny stories are on the Crohn's forum; check out the thread "OT a little."  I think people with IBS could relate to some of these stories as well!  tongue


~Karen
Diagnosed with: seizure disorder in 1962; seizure-free since 1969, anorexia from 1968-1969; IBS-D in 1996, Mild depression, anxiety, & OCD in 2000, (probably had since childhood);
PMDD in 2001, Dysfunctional tear syndrome in 2009; Meds: Phenobarbitol, Paxil, Allegra; Supplements: Citrucel tablets; many vitamins, minerals & herbs - too many to list here
 
 
 
 


Marsky
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   Posted 8/12/2009 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Karen - I too browse on the other GI related boards. I will definitely check out the Crohn's OT thread.....thanks!

Hey, instead of funny stories to share we could have confession time as well. Who here has actually reached into a hostess' toilet to prevent a clog, because you put too much TP in it and don't see a plunger nearby? LOL! I of course only do this because there is also a sink nearby with plenty of soap.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening

Post Edited (Marsky) : 8/12/2009 2:41:52 PM (GMT-6)


couchtater
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   Posted 8/12/2009 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
EEEWWW, Marsky! I bought a good plunger for my church because I was always stopping up the toliet.

Joy

KGood
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   Posted 8/12/2009 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so afraid of causing a clog, that I tend to flush before it gets to that point!  I've pretty much learned how much TP my toilets can handle.  But I do get nervous when visiting other people's homes.
 
The worst time was when my husband and I were visiting his cousin.  They had almost no water pressure in the bathroom we were using.  Even the tiniest amount of paper had trouble going down.  That was truly a challenge!  tongue
~Karen
Diagnosed with: seizure disorder in 1962; seizure-free since 1969, anorexia from 1968-1969; IBS-D in 1996, Mild depression, anxiety, & OCD in 2000, (probably had since childhood);
PMDD in 2001, Dysfunctional tear syndrome in 2009; Meds: Phenobarbitol, Paxil, Allegra; Supplements: Citrucel tablets; many vitamins, minerals & herbs - too many to list here
 
 
 
 


Marsky
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   Posted 8/12/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL!!! Joy I'm talking avoiding an emergency in someone else's home, after I flush but can tell if all the TP goes down in that flush, I'll cause a clog. That's just a desperate moment so the hostess doesn't know I had to use that much TP! I'd never do that in a public bathroom. Hate to admit it but I'd probably just hurry out and let someone else take the blame or pretend I had just discovered a clogged toilet and tell management. You can blame a lot on kids. (sorry kids......you get blamed for gas too!)

Just wanted to clear that up. Only in someone's home, a nice bathroom, have I done that!

Karen - I hate it when there's low water pressure. That's the worst. My husband jokes we might get an energy efficient new toilet someday, using less water. I just about beg him not to!

Does anyone do a courtesy flush? Before you go to mask what you're doing? LOL! I think almost all of us have done that!
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening


KGood
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 81
   Posted 8/12/2009 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Marsky, I dread those energy efficient toilets that use less water!  When we moved to the state we are in now, I heard that all new homes were required to use that type.  My husband must have made an adjustment to ours so the water level is higher; I would have so many problems if the water level was too low!
 
People who don't have IBS just don't understand the challenges we face.  I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I heard Cheryl Crowe recommend that everyone use just one sheet of paper to "save the environment."  All I could think was, "Try telling that to people with IBS and other digestive issues!"  tongue
~Karen
Diagnosed with: seizure disorder in 1962; seizure-free since 1969, anorexia from 1968-1969; IBS-D in 1996, Mild depression, anxiety, & OCD in 2000, (probably had since childhood);
PMDD in 2001, Dysfunctional tear syndrome in 2009; Meds: Phenobarbitol, Paxil, Allegra; Supplements: Citrucel tablets; many vitamins, minerals & herbs - too many to list here
 
 
 
 


ditzi
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   Posted 8/12/2009 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Here's my story....

Earlier this summer I drove my neice to college orientation. Between the anxiety of the drive, the construction & stopped traffic stress, and not eating all day for fear of making my IBS worse I had a really bad day. A normally 8 hour drive took us 11 hours because I had to keep stopping to use the restroom. A few weeks later for my birthday my neice got me a little yellow triangle sign for my car that reads: "I brake for rest stops" and a giant pack of toilet paper.

Kids these days....
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