that is soo NOT funny!

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summerstorm
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   Posted 11/7/2007 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Peggy or cecilia one thought it would be fun if we had a thread to tell our stories, the ones that weren't so funny then, but are hiliarous now!  Like my towel story or a certain someone missing the toilet (not naming names here, lol)
so i will start
When we went to that party, i woke up in the middle of the night and went to the bathroom and empited my bag, well it was bright red, looked like blood was pouring out of me.  So i thought, ok maybe i slept on my tummy funny and aggravated my stoma, and i tried to go to bed and just wait and see if it happened again.  Well i went back to bed, laying there, all the time thinking i am bleeding to death.  Just completly terrified.  Well i couldnt' take it anymore, so i went back and it was the same way!  So here i am thinking i have to go the ER and how lucky i am that the hotel we are staying at is hosting a nursing and  a parmadic conference.  So i leave the bathroom and am like in terror, and out of hte corner of my eye, i catch a food container, and it hits me that i ate a huge piece of red velvet cake for dessert!  And that i am not bleeding to death, it's only the food coloring coming out.  I felt so stupid, i was ready to wake my husband up, he's  anurse and have him try to stop the bleeding while we called for an ambulance, and all the paramedcis in the hotel!
So i just laid donw in the bed, actually pretty relieved feeling, but also feeling extrenely dumb!  the next mornign i tell my husband and he just busts out laughing!
the moral of the story, if you eat red velvet cake and then empty your bag, just remember that you are NOT bleeding to deatH!
 
 
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peggy113
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   Posted 11/7/2007 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   

Oh Summer ....   I can say that I actually KNOW exactly what you are talking about.   Been there, done that, with Red Velvet Cake, no less!!!  yeah

And Red Jello, and let me think..... uh, Red Hots candy.   I guess in the last 23 years, I can say that I try not to do it more than once every couple of years.  (she says a little embarassed)  It is one of the very scariest things I think I have been thru; and , more than once for sure!!!

 

 

 


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Amey
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   Posted 11/7/2007 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Summer...I have WAY TO MANY stories but here is one that might help others (like your story, there is a lesson). I was in a public bathroom changing my bag when I noticed that I was out of toliet paper. I could not clean the tail of my bag. There was no way I could roll up the bag because the poop would get on my pants. I had to get some TP and soon. I called out to see if another person could give me some TP but no one was there. I thought..."I bet I can run from one stall to another stall without anyone coming in." So, with my pants around my ankles, my shirt rolled up above my chest (so it would not touch my bag) and my bag in one hand pointing up in the air so no poop would leak out, I attempted to rush to another stall. My bare butt was facing the large mirror and sink area and as soon as I ran into the other stall some lady came into the bathroom and saw my booty's reflection in the mirror. I was so embarrassed! However, I would rather her see my butt than my bag. I am sure she wondered what I was doing with my shirt up and my pants down running into the bathroom stall like a mad woman.

Moral...Always check the stalls before you take a seat!
Amey
 
 
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sfgiantsjo
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   Posted 11/7/2007 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hilarious, people! :)

Mine isn't a specific incident, but my husband and I do enjoy the millions of puns possible with a bag. When he jokingly tells me I am full of you know what - I either tell him no, I just emptied, or yes, I need to empty. Plus I always remind him that I can't be blamed for farts! He also calls me bag lady. :)
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peggy113
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   Posted 11/8/2007 12:03 AM (GMT -6)   
 I ALWAYS respond to the statement about being a "pain in the ass" with a smart-ellic "NOT ANYMORE"!   DH jokingly will say that to me when I start in with my honey-do list for him.  Invaribly, I get 'good one' back from him.  I take great joy in that one.
 
And how many times are you around your significant other and you find yourself saying "was that you"?   Cause you KNOW that if it is you, you have just sprung a leak!
 
 
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summerstorm
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   Posted 11/13/2007 4:38 AM (GMT 0)   
ok surely others have "funny" stories to share
 
 
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JsMom
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   Posted 11/13/2007 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Funny thread and educational!! If only the medical community would read these sites. They could learn so much!!

My son had his colectomy last July at a very prominent, well known and respected hospital in Southern California. They never warned us to avoid red things. On the day before he was to be discharged, I unwittingly purchased for him fruit punch (red) Gatorade. Soon, to everyone's horror he had red discharge in his bag. Please note that my son had a whole team of doctors at this hospital looking after him. Everyone was mystified. I finally tracked down the surgeon and informed him. At first he said nothing, then he very calmly said in the most reassuring voice he could muster, "some red discharge after surgery is normal," to which I said "but it's more than some, his bag is full of it. And it's been happening all day." He still assured me that that was within normal. Sometime later the nurse came by to tell me that they decided to maintain him in the hospital for an extra day to see if it cleared up.

That evening when my husband arrived after work, he noticed the near empty Gatorade container in full view on my son's bedside table and decided to do a little experiment. He took a little discharge from my son's bag and dabbed it onto a napkin, then he dabbed a little bit of the Gatorade on the same napkin. The mystery was solved and everyone, including the medical team, had a good, albeit relieved, laugh.

You'd think though that the medical staff should have known... oh well.

JsMom

summerstorm
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   Posted 11/13/2007 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah that is pretty sad, lol
 
 
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nene205
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   Posted 11/13/2007 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Same thing happened to me with red Gatorade about a month after surgery. I thought I was going to die! I will not touch red Gatorade again. I stick to the limon-lime kind.
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