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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 10/29/2005 2:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I felt like I wanted to post this morning after just getting home.
I was up again twice in the night, although it doesnt seem to get to me any more - it just seems normal now.  I was worried about going out this morning, because I had to go the bank and a few other places, and I was concerned that I might suddenly need to go.  This is the first time I have been out properly since it has been REALLY bad, and I had no idea where the toilets were.
I made it to the bank and the first couple of shops, and as i was making my way back to the car, my stomach started cramping up and I was in the middle of the shopping centre and the toilets were right at the other end.  I wasn't sure what to do but I just took a few deep breaths (with people staring at me wondering what I was doing) and made it outside and before I knew it I was back in my car.
I thought about coming straight home, but I went to the supermarket for the few bits I needed and made it round there as well.  I did notice though that I was in a really bad mood whenever people got in my way - probably through fear that i didnt want to be held up just in case.  I made it home, and as yet still haven't gone, although I'm feeling pretty bad at the moment. 
But in my haste to get home I completely forgot to to go the health food shop to see if I could get any probiotics that you all talk about - it was right at the other side of town and I would have had to walk all the way there and I honestly don't think I could have made it.  If I'm feeling brave later on I might go out again.  I've the spent the worst week of my illness being at home or being at work where I know there is a toilet within easy reach, and I didn't realise how nervous I would be about going out.
So now I have done what I need to do, I;m going to go and put my pyjamas back on, bring my duvet downstiars, lie on the couch and do absolutely nothing!

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   Posted 10/29/2005 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Good for you Evie!! You are not letting this thing beat you. I know its hard to go out there when you don't know what will happen but you also can't let this thing debilitate you either. There is nothing wrong with knowing where every bathroom is wherever you go. That actually helps the symptoms by keeping you calmer and knowing you have that escape if you need it. Have fun veggin' hun... and (((hugs))) to you!! :)
Hugs, Des
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   Posted 10/29/2005 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks dbab!
I was feeling really down before but I think I had just spent too long on the couch doing nothing and needed to get up of my lazy ass and do something.  I even fell asleep for an hour before which is rare for me to fall alseep downstairs, but instead of fighting it I just went with it and felt good when I woke up.
Apart from my trip out earlier, I have stayed on the couch ALL DAY.  I have just made tea, and after posting here I'm going to get back on the couch and carry on doing nothing.
I took my first acidiphilos tablet a few hours ago, and unless it's just wishful thinking I haven't yet been to the toilet.  I had to go and pick my husband up from work and I had the rumblings and thought I might have to turn home, but I kept on and concentrated on the road and before I knew it I was back home with no danger.  I'll have another soon and see how I get on - I'm not pinning my hopes on it having any effect, but if it means i can go less than 10-12 times a day like I have been then I will be one happy bunny!
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