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   Posted 9/27/2007 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
well ...I usually go to the bathroom as soon as I wake or almost...well this morning I didn't need to have a bm , so I went to school ... did my usual stuff and by noon I really had to go so I went to the bathroom....well it kinda sting and I was making music sound....there were a lot of people in and out of the bathroom...I was so embarresed...then there's another person having a BM ....well Im glad I am not the only one...but there was no way I was showing my face...so I waited until she left then hurried before someone else came in....I was there for at least 20 min....ok you guys might be thinking what's the big deal? well I am not used to goig to public bathroom especially at school....and the gas that came out.....I was so embarresed...
I needed to share my embarrasement with u family :-) thanks for reading

35 yrs female, dx with crohn's on july 13th 07 increasing my  entocort 9mg . starting imuran 250 mg  pariet ,dx with depression in 2002 ,effexor tappering off, welbutrin,resperidal and lemotrogine.

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   Posted 9/27/2007 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I can sure relate to this. I carry a perfume sample with me at all times and I do tend to flush a lot. (Don't tell anyone) I'm afraid someone will recognize my shoes, LOL.
Diagnosed at age 19 with CD.
3 small bowel resections, 1 for perforation, 2 for strictures 

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   Posted 9/28/2007 2:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi you should not be embarrased about that. There are people were I work whom really outstink me.LOL
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
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   Posted 9/28/2007 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Don't sweat it -- that's what bathrooms are for. They aren't conference rooms. People go in there to eliminate and flush away bodily wastes. They aren't supposed to smell like roses or sound like music, well, except for fart music. Pooping in a public bathroom, no matter how odiferous or noisy, should surprise no one. If anyone gets offended, they are no doubt afflicted with the non uncommon delusion that their own anal effusions to not emit a noxious aroma . . . said to avoid the site ban on the more common version of the saying.

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   Posted 9/28/2007 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
What I do when I have to use a public restroom and can't wait is to keep telling myself "You will never see these people again". I repeat it to myself over and over again. Its usually pretty true and helps to keep the embarrassment down a little. We do understand though!
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 9/28/2007 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Better to do what you have to do than let embarrassment prompt you to suppress, try to hold in and otherwise fight with your disease. I've been there and over the long term it can lead to some really bad consequences.

What Mike said is so true, and how eloquently stated, however knowing it and emotionally experiencing are two different things. I suspect that women tend to mind more, especially when it comes to the smell. I have found a product, "Just a Drop", that has completely eliminated my phobia about using public washrooms. It is available at WalMart in Canada and I hope in the States. Usually found around the bathroom tissue etc.

You really do just need a drop in the toilet before you use it to neutralize the odour. For me, a life-saver.

The other thing to consider is, when possible, use the private washrooms reserved for people with handicaps. We certainly qualify!

30+ years living with Crohn's.

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   Posted 9/28/2007 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Just remember EVERYBODY poops even the Queen of England.

Confucius say : He who goes to bed with itchy butt wakes up with stinky finger.

Words of wisdom: Never trust a fart

:) Sugarmarie A.K.A. Poopy Pants :)

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   Posted 9/28/2007 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Ive had the same thing was going to college and had to go could not wait and got to the bathroom went and the person in the next stall ran. Luckily everybody at my church knows whats going and are very understanding.

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   Posted 9/28/2007 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Carry moist wipes in your purse for the stinging.  The bathroom is where you poop...don't be embarrassed.  And if you get any looks...just look them in the eye and say "Google Crohn's Disease.  I have it."  Wash your hands and be your way!

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   Posted 9/28/2007 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you for your support....I don't mind going to a public place like the mall or something BUT at school.....I see these ppl everyday...so that is why I am embarrest but hey that's life I guess....well I better loosen up cuz ths DD is not going anywere...

thanks for your suggestion
35 yrs female, dx with crohn's on july 13th 07 increasing my  entocort 9mg 6mg tappering off . starting imuran 250 mg had a allergie reaction  can no longer take it  pariet ,dx with depression in 2002 ,effexor tappering off, welbutrin,resperidal and lemotrogine.

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   Posted 9/28/2007 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I sometimes carry a battery powered bidet to spray off down south when the BM stings. The bidet makes a whirling sound something like mabe a vibrator?
Other guys sometimes give me funny looks when I come out.
Me? I don't care.
Dave D
Retired male in late 60's. Perforated Colon in 92. Diagnosed as Ulcerative Colitis in 93. Uncontrolled flareup in 97 dictated J-pouch surgery. 04 Capsule endoscopy diagnosed as Crohns not UC. Emergency surgery in 05 to remove lodged camera capsule. Biopsies positively diagnosed Crohns at that time. 12/06 Unsucessfully tried Naltrexone(LDN). 2/07 developed scleritis of the eye, tearing and detaching the retina. Treated with high doses of Prednisone. 6/07 Eye is healing and currently taking Entocort counting on the residual (non-systemic portion) treating the eye. In October if eye is stabilized, will need cataract removal (obviously old steroid associated). Then surgey to the back of the eye to remove scare tissue caused by the detachment. The upside? Right now I only have to clean one side (lense) of my glasses.
Married with 4 grandkids.

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   Posted 9/28/2007 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Sugarmarie said...
Just remember EVERYBODY poops even the Queen of England.


actually no, sugarmarie...i don't poop, i drain! (my ileostomy pouch), but yes, it does still stink...

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   Posted 9/28/2007 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I found some liquid room deordorizer that is a small bottle and can fit easily in your purse all you need to do is add a few drops in the toilet. It helps alot. It is gfeat for out in public washrooms .Try some I think you would like it .lol gail

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   Posted 9/28/2007 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
the next time I go to wallmart I'll try to find that drop thingy
35 yrs female, dx with crohn's on july 13th 07 increasing my  entocort 9mg 6mg tappering off . starting imuran 250 mg had a allergie reaction  can no longer take it  pariet ,dx with depression in 2002 ,effexor tappering off, welbutrin,resperidal and lemotrogine.

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   Posted 9/28/2007 4:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I will also have to look for the drop item you mentioned. I have been using my M( odor spray eliminator I bought when I had my ostomy. It is for those who choose not to use deodorizers in the bag. The one I have is apple scented but I find even with many sprays I still can smell the poo. Luckily the other morning when I had to go the only person in my building (I work at a family care medical practice right on the grounds of the hospital I had my ostomy reversal at) was the janitor. He was cleaning the woman's staff bathroom so rather than getting the key for the other staff RR (this one patients can ask to use by getting the key...but there are 3 keys one in each division of my dept and afraid someone would use a different key) I opted for the patient bathroom. It is right next to the door to my reception area but I figured it was 20 mins before people started showing up. I used the spray and still did the multi flush method since I practically even pass out with the stench. I find my poo has a horrible odor post op smells like it would when I would be in a flare.

Today I had the urge a few hrs after lunch....should have skipped the pumpkin pie...I had to use the staff RR which has 2 stalls. I didnt want to hold up the patient restroom during hours when I may be in there a bit. I had some D but very little but you think with the smell there would have been more in the toilet. Only about 6 people know I have CD at work none of which are the Drs. The nurse manager knows, 2 receptionists and 2 of the nurses....only 2 would have known had my bandage incedent not happened today.

I still have the fistula/ abscess on my belly. The fistula closed on its own over the weekend but I still have pus draining from the site so I place saline soaked gauze into the hole and place another piece of gauze over that one and tape it down. I ran out of one tape type I used...I use paper on my skin but made it like a frame around the gauze than used the porous plastic one to cover the gauze but not have it touch my skin. I used tape but in the method I used with the plastic this morning but I was kind of rushed took a while on the john this am. I was checking patients in today and rolled back in my chair to get up so I could run a patients CC in for their co-pay and I saw a blood tinged/greenish yellow pus bandage on the floor. I looked at my belly first to make sure it was mine before I picked it up. I had all the supplies with me for an emergency change (I dont carry the saline with me) but I didnt have a qtip to be able to get the gauze in the hole. I had to ask a nurse for one and say why I needed it. She proceeded to show me the betadine wipes, sterile gauze, sterile qtips...which I used that since that was all she could find without going into an exam room...

Oh well could be worse could work at a place where they have no clue what CD is. I also told the girl that is training me if I run out all of a sudden with no mention of where I am going that I am running to the loo,

that made it a bit easier today....if other receptioists are on the phone I dont want to interrupt them to tell them why I am leaving (we have 3 receptionists however during lunches we are down 1 or 2 depending what lunch you take). Today I was checking clients in and had my PC PW for our system given to me after lunch today so when I had the urge I was on the phone with a patient or pharmacy finished the call up quick, took a msg and rapidly walked out of the area saying going to the RR...got my spray and was out the door really fast....I really need to get a lock so I can pick a locker(some spare ones are right next to the ladies RR) so I can lock up a spare set of undies and pants just in case.
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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   Posted 9/29/2007 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
A lot of times I will hit the hand dryer button on the way into the restroom to cover up noises.
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