Don't Know What To Do...HELP!!!

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   Posted 3/26/2009 1:28 AM (GMT -7)   

So, I just got this new job and I'm excited for it. My first day is tomorrow but in the email that the boss sent me, it said that her and I might be traveling to a meeting tomorrow 30-40 minutes away from the office...together!!! Now, I have the urgency problem, and I'm kinda flaring right now, so I don't know how to handle this issue. I know it will be relatively uncommon to have to travel for this job with anyone else in the car, but I have had accidents before and that would be the most MORTIFYING THING IN THE WORLD!!! And, on the other hand, if I get in the habit of holding it, let's say I can even do that, then I have a problem being able to actually go when I can get to a bathroom! I am almost considering not going to this job and not taking it. What do you think I should do????


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   Posted 3/26/2009 3:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I take immodium on days like those and it really helps. There is also a higher dosage of pred and/or painkillers used the night before to calm things down the next day without influencing mental capabilities if your gut is really giving you trouble. Hope you find something that helps you either of luck :)
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   Posted 3/26/2009 3:39 AM (GMT -7)   
You need to go. I would try immodium like LMILLS said. If you need to go than just ask if he/she could stop for a potty break. Blame it on coffee especially if it is early in the morning.

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   Posted 3/26/2009 3:57 AM (GMT -7)   
maybe you could ask if you could meet her there and drive alone...

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   Posted 3/26/2009 4:40 AM (GMT -7)   
How do you explain driving alone??? We would be going from the office. Also, do you guys tell your bosses about your issues with chrohns/colitis? Also, my urgency is so bad that I cannot even make it to a bathroom sometimes so getting in the car with her is an absolute not happening type of situation for me. Is immodium safe for that kind of situation by the way? Especially when I have a with-holding problem...

Thanks for the input!

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   Posted 3/26/2009 7:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Just tell her that you having some gastrointestinal issues right now and would feel more comfortable if you drove seperately.

As long as you do not have issues with blockages, then immodium should be fine (I use the chewable ones because then you do not need water to swallow them). But as always call your doc to be sure immodium is ok for you.
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