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nene205
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   Posted 6/19/2008 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   

Has this ever happened to any of you? My husband was going on a business trip last week which would take him close to the Smokey Mts., so I decided I would tag along and enjoy the sights. Because the trip would not be too far from home, we drove. Almost 150 miles into the journey, I realized that I had forgotten the emergency bag.  Panic took over as I tried to make myself say it would be ok. I had to make a plan. We could find a health supply store—not easy if you don’t know where to go. Or I could go a hospital er---too expensive. I actually started to feel my wafer leaking—it really wasn’t. about that time my husband asked me what was wrong. So to shorten the story, we turned around, went back home and picked up the supply bag. I hope I NEVER forget the supplies again. :-) Gas is too expensive.

Jennie


ediekristen
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   Posted 6/19/2008 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh man!! I'm glad you were able to turn around and get your supplies. That panicked feeling is the worst... Your heart jumps in your throat, you get a cold sweat and your stomach ties itself in knots... I get that all the time when I realize I may have forgotten to do something.
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nene205
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   Posted 6/19/2008 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, that's right. It's awful. Then the mind plays games with you. Is it leaking or not? You guys all can relate to that feeling!

JustMeAndYou
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   Posted 6/19/2008 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry but this makes me so glad to live in Canada...
my bf has had his ileo for 2 years and we were on a road trip last April when he realized that there was something wrong (not sure if it was a leak - we were still relitively new and he didn't really want to share the details with me yet) so we just pulled into the nearest small town hospital and they gave him a whole new set-up and left him in a private bathroom to do his thing and sent him on the road with extra supplies.
But he was surely paniking before we found the hospital...we now keep an emergency supply in the car at all times.

lacey55
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   Posted 6/19/2008 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
OMG.....leaking terrors! I'm often caught patting myself down just to make sure! And patting for GAS too as the bag gets so inflated!!
I'm from Canada as well and it is nice to leave the hospital after having major surgery, with a bag full of supplies...without any bill whatsoever. It's enough to have your health to worry about without having a huge bill too!!

summerstorm
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   Posted 6/19/2008 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
i think it would be good to keep a set in the car too just in case! i keep my emergecny set in my pocket book, it's two changes worth, and i usually have my pocket book with me.

vette guy
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   Posted 6/20/2008 12:49 AM (GMT -6)   
It's funny how the mind plays tricks on you. I bet if you had the supplies with you, you never would have thought your appliance was leaking!

nene205
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   Posted 6/20/2008 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm pretty high strung anyway so this new way of living with an ostomy is crazy-or should I say driving me crazy. Anyway having my security bag goes a long way in helping me cope. I'm putting a bag into each vehicle. I will just have to look like I'm caring lunch bags with me everywhere I go!!

ohio84
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   Posted 6/20/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Too bad that you had to turn around.  We also went to the smoky mtns last weekend and had lots of extra supplies.  Would have been glad to share them with you.
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