A new "low", but emergency avoided!

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   Posted 9/28/2008 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
This is a new low for me - this weekend we took our kids to the beach and I decided that I had to pee so badly that I couldn't wait. I am 6 months pregnant now, so I have to pee every 15 minutes anyway.  Well, there were no restrooms at this tiny little beach and we were not dressed in bathing suits so I couldn't just go in the water.  I had to hoof it back to our mini-van and...
PEE in one of my 2 year old's diapers!!! AND... not only did I pee, but the stress and the fear of almost having an accident OR someone seeing me OR not positioning the diaper right (they're not that big!) made me have to poop! So, I went in the diaper too!  OH MY GOSH! I cannot believe it.
THANK HEAVENS I had a plastic grocery bag and a roll of paper towels.  Can you imagine how difficult it was to sit just right in the very back of that van (not on seats, they were folded down)???? 

Well, I did it and everything worked out fine and I was able to waddle back to the sand and enjoy the kids scooping up shells and finding crabs. My hubby was horrified - "OH MY GOSH! Where did you put everything???"  In the garbage, dummy! But he was also very supportive. He gave me a big hug and said he was sorry. 
I'm laughing as I type this, but in the moment I was in a panic for sure. Oh the things we do to avoid an accident. This dd keeps me on my toes.

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   Posted 9/28/2008 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL Stef...that was a good one!

I was reduced to using the cat box once about 20 years ago. Hubby was on the toilet and couldn't get off. I was desperate. The cat box was in the hallway. Luckily it was clean. I was so embarrassed. But hey...desperate times call for desperate measures!

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   Posted 9/28/2008 10:42 PM (GMT -7)   
In the back of my minivan we took the very back bench seat out and put a port-o-pot (camping toilet) back there, I've used it as recent as last Tuesday night when we attended our son's football game and I knew I wouldn't make it to the inside bathrooms in time...we always park as close as possible to where we'll be sitting...my "potty-van" sure has come in handy...it's also helped with the anxiety I ended up developing from a very severe flare of 3 yrs straight going 30+ times/day.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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   Posted 9/29/2008 1:11 AM (GMT -7)   
ah squattie! now we know about the name!


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   Posted 9/29/2008 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a disposable container in my car at all times. Large enough that you don't have to worry about aim, and it has a small roll of toilet paper inside. You can pee, poop or throw into it. And then throw it out at the nearest rest stop. And I have used it several times with my poor family standing outside on the highway. Oh the things they have done for me.

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 9/29/2008 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
....heh heh....randynoguts. Actually, my friends named me Squattie. I smoke and any time I'd be hanging out with them I would squat down on the ground, sidewalk, beach or anywhere to have my ciggy. If it was raining or snowing I would squat down under eaves up against buildings, etc. I don't like to smoke inside, unless it's in a casino. So....they started calling me Squattie. And it's sooooo apropo since I've been diagnosed with CD, don't cha think?!

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   Posted 9/29/2008 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Ehh crap happens.  Literally sometimes.
But it's nice to keep a good humor about it and that you have a supportive husband.
Hey at least you were able to get to a semi-private area.
23 year old male
Diagnosed w/ Crohn's Disease in April 2008.
3 surgeries so far... one more to go in December to reverse a colostomy.

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   Posted 9/29/2008 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Good thinking on your part and glad to hear you got to enjoy the beach. Still cain't imagine how you did it being preg. and all but when you gotta go... . lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail

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   Posted 9/30/2008 3:04 AM (GMT -7)   
lol man squattie that was funny nearly shat myself (had bad things for tea,im being paid back for it now) glad to knw so now if im in a hurry i wont at all feel bad bout using our cats litter tray LOL :D
dx 17 aug 2007
21 yrs old
13 dec 2007 resection/temp illeostomy 14 feb 2008 temp illeostomy reversed 
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   Posted 9/30/2008 3:48 AM (GMT -7)   
It amazing the lengths that we go to avoid accidents. The first year that I was diagnosed, I was still in denial about having the disease and decided to go deer hunting.(In Utah this a basically a state holiday which I still do) I had only been out of the hospital for a bowel blockage for about a month, but was starting to feeling a little better. I could not do a lot of hiking like the rest of the hunting party, so I decided to take my 4 wheeler and go up higher on the mountain to the snow level, about 11,000 elevation. Since I was new to all of this, I forgot to pack some extra toilet paper like I would do if I was hiking. Needless to say, I got up to an area in which there was about 4-6 feet of snow and decided to turn around, which of course the big D hit. This may not sound that bad because I was in the forest, but try hiking through all of this snow to find a place off of the path where no one can see you. I did manage to find a big pine tree with some cover and tried to do the hover method, which worked good until the snow slipped beneath my feet and made me fall back into the nice melted snow. Well, I finished my business and now realized that I had forgotten toilet paper and it was now well below freezing and my rear could not take anymore snow on it. My friends and family now call me one glove, because as I pulled into camp it did not take long for them to notice what I sacrificed to save me poor freezing rear. I have not forgotten toilet paper since and when I go elk hunting this weekend you can bet that I will have wipes with me.
One other recent one was a few weeks ago when I was watching my beloved BYU football team with my friends and family. The game was close and the other team had just scored a touchdown with only a few seconds left and all they had to do was kick an extra point to send the game into overtime. I had been in a flare really bad that day and have learned don't fart in you feel gas during these times, because you never know what will happen. Well, the teams lined up for the extra point and BYU blocked the kick and won the game. Being the crazy fan that I am and out of pure instinct, I flipped out and started jumping around screaming and celebrating. Bad idea, because the extra point may have been block, but my stomach was not. All of a sudden I felt it coming on and coming out. I made a B line for the bathroom and of course the usual flare explosion occurred. My friends were cracking up because they thought that I just had to use the bathroom, but had no idea about the shart that had occurred. My house is very small and to get to my bedroom to change my undergarments I would have had to pass by all of my friends. So, I had to take the soiled ones off, Hide them as deep down in the bathroom trash can as I could.(luckily it was day that it was nearly full) and then go commando for the next hour until everyone left. I was so embarrassed, but lucked out that no one caught on. I have to admit though, it was worth it to see my team win now that they are ranked 7th in the country.

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   Posted 9/30/2008 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Tsitodawg - I actually went to BYU for 3 years. And while I have fond memories of the "cougars", I would NEVER sacrifice my undies for a game! :) Ha ha! That is true love, my friend.

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   Posted 9/30/2008 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
It is nice to have another Coug in the crohn's world. I went to Weber State, but am and have always been a true blue Cougar. I am with you about the sacrifice, but crohn's is never easy on the garments if you know what I mean. Thanks for the response and they will run the table this year!! QUEST FOR PERFECTION (I know that this this OT but I bleed blue)
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