Diapers anyone (embarassing but I'm here for being)?

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   Posted 11/23/2010 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear gut fellows, I was considering to begin to use those "adult diapers" cause I feel that they could help me "psycologically" when I'm out, as an ultimate resource if I'm in danger. I think it's better than risking to be in THAT situation without. I'm crohns from about 10 years and don't know the reason never thought this seriously. Have any of you some experience or useful tip about this? Thank you.

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   Posted 11/23/2010 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I wear bigger pads when I feel somewhat stable. But, I have used the adult diapers a few times. Disneyland was one place... Then a few other places where I just didn't know. And, if I decide I want to try a run for mental health reasons, I might wear one (50-50) just for the security. It helps me a lot to feel secure. Nobody needs to know if you wear one... You can hide it!
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   Posted 11/23/2010 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been known to wear them in bed and on long car journeys during unpredictable flares. Those sweet smelling disposable bags for nappies and an empty 2 litre ice cream container (for soiled ones or even as a toilet in dire emergencies) are permanent fixtures in the boot of my car ;)

I also carry my own toilet paper in my handbag at all times! You can tell I was a girl guide 'Be Prepared' <LOL>
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   Posted 11/23/2010 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I think those are useful tips. Recently me too started to carry out with me a small backpack containing the toilet paper and some easy clothes for the emergencies, luckily I never had to use them. If any of you want to share some other tips to avoid accidents I will be glad to read!
I read somewhere people are carrying a plastic bag in their trouser pocket as could be needed, and I feel I'll begin to do also this.
Perhaps it's more difficult to accept this condition for me (I'm suffering crohn's induced depression) than manage the risk of accidents in this way. Reading your experience make me feel better and maybe will help me in the process of accepting the disease (it's been 10 year but I'm still struggling with this).

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   Posted 11/23/2010 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I guess I am lucky in this situation I am a woman. I carry a large purse and I have got my Crohn's world in there! Extra underwear, ziploc bags, my fave wipes, butt cream, immodium, other random medicines and at times a bottle of Ginger Ale or 7up! Not sure what I would do if I were a guy and only had pockets. Although guys always know how to travel lighter than women in most situations!
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   Posted 12/4/2010 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I bought my husband some diapers several months ago.  Wasn't sure how he would react to them - didn't want to offend or embarrass him but I explained that I thought the "alternative" could prove to be more embarrassing. He has used them and I have since bought them again.  I do not know when he uses them - I do not ask but I think he feels better knowing that they are there for him if he needs them.  You gotta do what you gotta do. I think I would rather be safe than sorry.
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