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   Posted 10/8/2007 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
  Did you evey notice that when your driving and the urge hits you, and you know you only have a short time to get to a restroom, there is always that guy in front of you that is driving soooooo slow that you can watch the grass grow?? Its like all is flowing along and then that sinking feeling comes over you and out of no where, Poof, there he is, slower than a herd of turtles. He puttin along with his head bouncing like a bobblehead doll, jammin to some Perry Como tune or something. Your back there all clinched up so tight your eyes are blurred. Talking to him does not help either. Your like, geeeeez come onnnn, turn, turn off, pleassssssssse turn . And then you see that signal come on. Ohhh boy,,turn,lets go, now,,turn, and he makes that slowwwwww motion ease off the road that takes just long enough for a car waiting at the stop sign to pull out in front of you before you can get past.. Guess what ,,,the guy that just pulled out ,,,yep,, its his brother.  " CRAP." you say "Nooo don't crap"..just a few more miles, Then you start doing that breathing thing that they do in child birth. Whew, whew whew, just a little further, theres my turn, no no, hes turning there too,,,,,,,,,"CRAP.
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   Posted 10/8/2007 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Sniper, You've made me feel so good. I have 16 hour drive to florida this weekend. I bet I come up against this guy, his brother. his wife and
his dog. THANKS!!!

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   Posted 10/8/2007 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Aw...come on, finish the story! DID YOU MAKE IT? I HOPE SO! I secretly put a hex on that guy tonight that he went home to visiting grandchildren in his one bathroom house, only to find the toddler on the "big" potty singing Mary Had a Little Lamb in four different languages ,while HE squirmed in the hallway in agony!!! Of course after he finally gets in the bathroom and does his business does he realize that the toddler just used all the toilet paper in the house and stopped up the toilet, oh yeah, and he doesn't own a plunger!!! Does that do it for you? Works for me!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.

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   Posted 10/8/2007 11:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Well Said! I needed that laugh gang!
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.

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   Posted 10/9/2007 4:58 AM (GMT -7)   
hehehe....I think that guy just drives across the country his whole life because I am behind him all the time.
Last week I actually cursed when I came across a mom and her kids crossing the street too slowly----Dr Hyde, Mr jekyll is calling!
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
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   Posted 10/9/2007 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL! Thanks Sniper, I needed a laugh!

Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 10/9/2007 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL. My problem is not so much the sitting, is that the moment I stand up, it's butt cheeks squeezing time. I don't know how many times I sat in the car and waited until my husband unlocked the front door so I could make a mad dash to the closest bathroom.
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor

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   Posted 10/9/2007 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Goodness,that guy is everywhere!

Have you guys ever noticed how he speeds up a whole bunch right when you get to the passing zone?
Official Crohns DX-march 2004.Pentasa 4000mg,B12,Probiotics
         1 resection
Cardiomyopathy DX-may 2004.Coreg,Altace,Digitek,Lasix,Potassium,very low-sodium diet

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   Posted 10/9/2007 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
He must be, I live in Canada and I know that guy!!!!

"That guy" is one of the reasons why I sold my car, bought a van and put a port-o-pot in the back (took the very back bench seat out), so when I'm behind this guy I can simply pull over and dash to the back of my van and use my pot...I call my van "the potty van" as opposed to party van LOL.


My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 10/9/2007 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Sniper - I needed that laugh!

I have been behind this guy several times!

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   Posted 10/9/2007 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
And why is it that the closer you get to the house or the bathroom the worse the urge or urgency becomes? It's like I can hold it until about 3 blocks away, but once I pull on my street it's agony! ***?

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   Posted 10/9/2007 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
jdiane said...
And why is it that the closer you get to the house or the bathroom the worse the urge or urgency becomes? It's like I can hold it until about 3 blocks away, but once I pull on my street it's agony! ***?

Good question, I have often wondered the same thing!
"that guy" even makes his way, WWAAYY down south to New Orleans! And he seems to be every freaking where I go! LOL. Thanks, sniper and all for that laugh. I really needed it.
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   Posted 10/9/2007 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   
This is all so funny but so true. That guy is a real traveler, he shows up in Tx alot, maybe it a cousin. My problems is my drive way is on a slant, so getting out of my car on that slant with that urge, tighting the butt cheeks does not always work in this scenario.lol Susie

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   Posted 10/9/2007 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL! He/She is in Southern California too. Boy does the old sailor language come out of my mouth when their in my way. When you gotta go, you gotta go! It's not like we are trying to get to a local bingo parlor. Geesh! Thanks for the laugh Sniper.
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 10/9/2007 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I meet him at least 4 times a week here just south of Dallas, Tx. He gets around!


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   Posted 10/9/2007 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Sniper there is never dull moment when you are around and I secound what Susie said.

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   Posted 10/9/2007 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
****! You just made me laugh out loud! We have all been there more times than we care to remember, huh? The part that cracked me up the most was where you talk about doing the childbirth breathing, I thought I was the only one who had to do that!! I should have known that others use that little trick too, and most times it works for me. When I get frustrated with an idiot driver I "wish him/her a flat tire"...is that wrong of me? Hahaha...Thanks for the laugh!
Marci C.
38 years old, dx with Crohn's disease March 2007, currently on Humira, Entocort and hydrocodone (for pain), and Effexor

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   Posted 10/9/2007 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
One advantage in a warzone...automatic right of way!!!!!! YEAH NO STOP SIGNS
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   Posted 10/9/2007 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I do the childbirth breathing too -- and thought I was the only one!
44 years old, newly diagnosed after an 8-day hospitalization in September 2007 but symptoms for several years before that.
Taking Pentasa, Prednisone (tapering), Cipro, Prilosec, probiotics, calcium and a multi-vitamin -- also Levoxyl for hypothyroid (Dx 2004)
Gall bladder surgery in 1997.
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   Posted 10/9/2007 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
There is also a correlation with needing to go badly and railroad crossings, bridges, and traffic jams. I live less than 300 yards from a swing bridge. I cant tell you how many times the bridge brakes down but I have had to park my truck and duck walk across the bridge and down the lane to my house. Stoping to clinch while leaning against a tree on the way. I dont know why leaning against somthing helps but it does. I try to look like I am interested in the tree bark or a bug ,,just in case a neighbor is watching. Reminds me of the guy that had to pee while driving on the highway. Not wanting to be seen hepulled over, crawled under his truck lay down on his side unziped , closed his eyes and started. The voice of a policeman asking what he was doing took him by surprise. I am working on my truck brakes he said. Well the cop said, they must be really bad because your truck has rolled down the hill ..
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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   Posted 10/9/2007 10:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Dude, you are a goof. :)

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   Posted 10/10/2007 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey you old frog. How ya been???
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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   Posted 10/10/2007 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
i really needed a laugh...thanks :). You know...come to weatherford, tx. Here it's the little old lady too short to see over the steering wheel driving reeeaaaalllyyy slow looking for garage sales....try getting behind that one.....LOL! the breathing thing is so true.

27 yr old female, diagnosed with crohn's colitis with stricture of the colon april 2007, first fistula- this month :(  
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   Posted 10/10/2007 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sniper the darling has fled to Canada I've seen him a few times if he ever has a sniper license plate on his car we"ll know for sure you been trying to keep us all in smiles.lol gail

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   Posted 10/10/2007 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Gail...He would not dare..
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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