possible bathroom issues soon

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 8/17/2007 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello all,
I hopefully will be able to return to work September 4th as long as I can get off of the fentanyl before then with no problems.  My surgeon took the list I gave him of the physical parts of my job (I am a veterinary assistant) so that he can give weight limits and say what things I cannot do and for what length of time.  My concern is that we only have 1 bathroom (not the kind with stalls just one toilet and a sink) and this also doubles as our xray development room.  As we all know if a barium test is done (from either end) frequent films need to be taken and if bad new ones need to be taken fast...more errors happen with animals since they just dont stay still even with 3 people holding them sometimes and you cannot sedate them for those type of tests.  So if I have to go and they are developing I am SOL.  I can request to develop though I guess but when the xray cleaning man comes to clean the developer he occupies the bathroom for 3 to 5 hours on average where no one can use it.  To cross the street is no easy task being on a main road and not near any stop signs or traffic signals and the other buildings that are near us ...well..I dont think I could clench long enough to make it.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 222
   Posted 8/17/2007 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
That sucks. Sounds like they need to have a different room for the xray development. I wish I had some great advice but I really don't. When I was a kid we had a port-a-potty that we used when the sewer line would freeze. (But only at night - the rest of the time we had to use an outhouse and freeze our butts off.) I guess for emergency purposes you could get one and keep it in the trunk of your car. Is there a storage closet you could use at work or something? It seems like a crazy idea, but it's gotta be better than the alternative..... Good Luck,
Living with Crohns for 1 year. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful little girls.
One blessing that came with my Crohns: I thank God for each day that I can get out of bed and take care of my girls and my home.

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