well there are so many replies on this one, you picked a good topic girl! I definitely had to comment on this as I have about
2 a day - having no colon will do that to you. and yes usually i also only fart in the toilet. :o] It is true - when you are lying down your body or bowels are more relaxed and yes you tend to pass gas more often - at least that's what i've found.
one thing no one seemed to mention much of is diet - it would depend greatly on what you ate that day when you had the "mishap". perhaps starting a food journal is something you could consider.
and yes you can never be too prepared - when i leave the house i always have extra undies and pads and yes baby wipes work great - i buy them in bulk!
and the funny thing is we have no children.
hopefully you won't have to experience it again, once it happens to you it seems you spend most of the time wondering when and will it happen again and will i be prepared? It is an awful thing to experience when you are young.
at nite it is more difficult cause usually you are half asleep and you end up waking up your partner and it just isn't the time to be dealing with such a thing - espically when you are tired and just want to sleep.
i know all about
it and YES you are not alone!
it is nice to see the support here! you are all F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!!!
(please excuse my spelling.)
praying for a good night's sleep and a happy bottom!! :o]
1998: Colitis - removal of colon, temp. ostomy 10 mths.
2000-07: disease free & doing well with j pouch.
2007-09: rectal pain & discomfort, loss of bowl control. diagnosed with Crohns March '09 currently on: Emtec, Azathioprine [Imarun] & Remicade. Med History: steroids, predizone, cipro, loperamide [imodium], gravol, previcid, cholestramine, xylocaine jelly, zinc oxide creme, etc.