I think we all have our IBS staples that we need to keep on hand. Like you, I have mine too jt. For example, I always need one what I call fluff piece of fiction type novel. Nothing substantial, just a pleasant escape. Sometimes I borrow one of the 7 Harry Potter books we have here at home, especially the last one - it always takes my mind off my IBS woes. So many, many favorite scenes from that final book, they just have to include them in the two part movie finale.
My husband hates this but I always want plain kleenex tissues on hand, preferably generic. Sometimes it's so much faster than tearing off another piece of TP. I wish someone could honestly tell me if putting tissues in the toilet is bad for your plumbing. Because don't you think by now I'd know if I clogged up the entire system? LOL And I don't use tissues every day, just when I'm in that messy stage. Which ironically I happen to be in right now.
A few other staples I keep on hand are Bay's plain english muffins. I sometimes freeze a second pack so I never run out. I have one every day, it's how I start my day and kick off the eating fun I go thru. LOL
Bananas would be next. Small applesauce cups too.
I live in Ohio and when there's a winter storm predicted, I stock up on all these items. Of course like you, TP too!
You should have seen my grocery cart for Y2K! I ran into a mom I knew from my kid's school and the look she gave me when she saw my items - about 48 rolls of TP. No lie. Yogurt (now I take a probiotic pill each night instead). Bananas. Batteries. Bottled water.
Remember when we thought the world would end (not really) at 12:01 January 1, 2000? LOL We thought our power would be out for days.....he he
I still laugh at all that I stocked up on back then. I also remember announcing - okay, that's the last bit of Y2K water! I probably used the TP by the end of the month. 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