Why does D wait for the worst possible timing?

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   Posted 3/3/2009 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
So I was at work today, had a great, relaxing morning. Everyone was happy, getting along, cheerful, etc. We have more staff until around 2:30, then we're down to about 2 technologists, and innevitably, that's when the s#*t hits the fan. So the afternoon today was actually kinda slow. I bring my Kindle to work every day, and today actually had enough time to finish a book, read email, and sit around. Low and behold the grumblings begin.....and the patients start showing up. So between xraying people, I'm fitting in the quickest potty breaks I can. It also never fails that when you really need to run to the bathroom, someone wants to tell you their life story, and you have to politely cut a conversation really short.

I just wonder why it is. It's like my body has it in for me....grumble, grumble "see if you can hold this in and finish your patient...ha ha ha" says the belly. devil

31 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05
Currently on Humira, Prilosec, Effexor, Calcium, Vit D, sublingual B12

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   Posted 3/3/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I totally understand! I am a hairstylist, and I can sit around for an hour feeling fine, and then when I have a client in my chair, I have to go! I don't hear a word they say, all I'm thinking is, "Shut-up, Shut-up, Shut-up, I have to poop!" LOL. I feel bad, but I think we all understand. The body has a bad sense of timing.

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   Posted 3/3/2009 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Cruel disease, that's why it happens...it's the ugly nature of the beast!!

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

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   Posted 3/3/2009 9:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I am a firm believer that w/ Crohns we are allowed to tell white lies. I can think of a million excuses for a hair dresser to step away (grabbing something from outback) but really going to the bathroom. And maybe it is b/c I have this disease too but I wouldn't be bothered if someone just said "ugh, had way too much tea this morning. Would you mind waiting a second while I run to the restroom?" Paints a less embarassing picture than "gotta poop!"

For you 77- maybe you could get them set up and then just say "excuse me, I'll be right back" come back and say "ok we are all set to go now." They would think you were warming the machine up or something and have no idea you were pooping!

27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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   Posted 3/3/2009 11:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I KNOW. I don't understand it...it must just be some sort of psychological thing. I mean I'd like to think so, but it really does seem like you're fine until something really important comes along and then you have to say ten times an hour "sorry, restroom."
Fitzy's idea is a pretty good one...I've thought a lot about what you would say in these kinds of situations...because in some jobs you know customers want what they order yesterday. Heaven forbid your body perform its natural, albeit excessive in our case, functions.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 3/4/2009 12:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I totally understand how you feel! Before my diagnosis and being medicated I stayed in the bathroom at work, it would start 20 min after I had breakfast and just conntinue thru the day if I drank water or put anything in my system. I was so embarrassed at that time but once I was diagnosed I didn't care anymore was just happy to know what was wrong and that there is HOPE! I won't be the office "pooper" for ever! LOL With a better diet and my meds I am now only "pooping" on an average 2 times a day and its usually in the a.m. when I first wake up and the evening all at home ahhhhhh
I'm 35 & have recently been diagnosed with Cronhs. Currently taking daily...15mg of Prednisone (tappering from 60mg), pentasa 4 times a day, tylenol arthritis as needed and hyomax/levsin as needed 4 cramping. I follow a strict diet and I believe I am almost in remission already! I WILL NOT ALLOW CROHN'S TO CONTROL ME I LUV LIFE AND ME UNCONDTIONALLY!

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