exercise in stupidity number 437

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summerstorm
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   Posted 1/17/2010 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
so just to give yall a little advice on what NOT to do, ever!
 
So today i am cleaning my bathroom, and i have spilled some of those geltabs and the powder in the bottle out (if you dont know, its made out of the same stuff thats in diapers) so i just throw  them in the toilet.  Thinking that since two just barely soak up my bag, 5 or 6 wont hurt the toilet!
so i get over to the toilet and start cleaning it and look in.  And all the water is crystalized!!!  there are like mountains of the stuff formed!  I knew i couldnt flush it, so i had to scoop it out! The toilet water was clean at least, lol.  i used toilet paper and scooped it out into the trash,  now in hindsight, not only should i not have done this at all, but i also should have gotten a cup to scoop the stuff out with.  Then i had to fill the toilet with water from the sink so i could flush it and pray that it worked!  It did! I was thinking, how will i explain this to my husband or worse yet the plumber that will have to come fix this if it wont flush!    So lesson of the day, dont put geltabs in the toilet.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 1/17/2010 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
ROFL...thanks for the tip!

Allison77
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   Posted 1/17/2010 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL!!! Thanks for the giggle.

-Allie
-Allison
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
 
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."


RoastedRedPeppers
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   Posted 1/17/2010 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry to sound like an idiot here, but what do you mean by "since two just barely soak up my bag"? What kind of geltabs do you mean? I am new to all this. Just had surgery 3 weeks ago for a permanent ileostomy and am finding a wealth of info on this site but this one boggles me!

summerstorm
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   Posted 1/17/2010 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
there are these things called gel-x tabs, and they are made out of the same thing babies diapers, or those little packs that come in your clothes are made of, to soak up moisture. Well i usually put two in bag when i going out to keep it from being so watery. Its harder to clean, but it makes my bag lay more evenly. And usually by the time a few hours later, its back to water. So i mean thats nowhere near as much water as is in the toilet!
they would probably really help you right now, as your output is probably very water and frequent!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-


Trigirl
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   Posted 1/18/2010 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the heads up!!
This heights by great men reached and kept, were not obtained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
H.W. Longfellow
Thyroid cancer removed 1988
Stomach problems finally figured out 2001 Crohn's/Colitus
Tried every drug without much success
Colon/rectal cancer removed Aug 2009
Trying


RoastedRedPeppers
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   Posted 1/19/2010 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Summerstorm. I never heard of them but I am going to look them up. You are right. I am dealing with very liquid stools.

crohnielass
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   Posted 1/19/2010 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I will hold on to mine really tightly from now on!!!!! Bev x
Diagnosed with crohns at 13 now 43
Reversal of temp stoma scheduled 27th Jan 10 :-)
Meds: Iron syrup,Loperimide,Folic acid & Citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)

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remember amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.


Chasblah
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   Posted 1/23/2010 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
WOW! that is awesome.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
i only take vitamins now, when I WANT to. :)
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


summerstorm
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   Posted 1/24/2010 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
It was totally cool the way it looked, it would be fun to do it in a pan or something, one of those foil ones you can throw away, lol.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-

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