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   Posted 12/18/2008 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
While i was changing my stuff that i didnt have any funny stories for you lately.  And lo and behold one just fell at my feet, literally!
When i change my bag i lay a towel and a pad under my feet and then i take the bag off, putting the tail in a bag and drying as i pull it off.  Well, usually i empty the bag compeletly right before i get in the shower, but there wasn't much in there, and i figured i was just gonna take it off, why bother.  STUPID! So i am drying off and then, for absolutely no reason, i just dropped the bag that had the bag in it!  and of course it fell open side down!  and i am standing there, holding a piece of cloth over my stoma, praying it won't start shooting stuff, with my bag upside down at me feet!  ACK!!!
So i grab more cloth and hold it over me, and somehow, no idea how, manage to get bent down, without stepping onthe stuff, get it turned rightside up and into the trash, the mess wasn't too bad.  But of course i couldn't clean it right then, so i turned it over, onto the towel, still holding this cloth on, with my right hand, and i am right handed so i am doing all this with myleft hand.    Finally after what seemed like forever, i managed to get everything taken care of, cleaned the pad off really good with an alchol wipe, didn't want stuff all over! then brought it to the washing machine, where i proceded to pour a ton of bleach on it!  and it's washing now!

Miss UK
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   Posted 12/18/2008 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Summerstorm haha is it wrong of me to say it's good to hear it's not just us newbies (well me) who suffer such ordeals.  Do you find it's a thin line between laughing or crying?  It's always best to see humour in such happenings and it's so typical it will happen when your trying to slightly cut corners.  Glad to hear your bathroom and you survived :-)

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   Posted 12/18/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I still remember my Ostemy nurse, a striking tall blonde girl telling me "It's Just Poop"..

Every time I have to deal with the laundry, and all of it. and the stoma decides to be active at just the WRONG moment.. I"m glad I invested in a lot of towels and Clorox..

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   Posted 12/18/2008 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
MissUK it is not wrong of you to think that, and that's actually a pretty tame story compared to most of mine that involve paste! LOL!
This time, instead of thinkign of crying, i was thinking, in the back of my head, peggy and cece are just gonna LOVE this!

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   Posted 12/19/2008 3:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh Summer -- You got that one right!!! I am JUST LOVIN' it!!! Your stories just make me chuckle, no less at your expense. I was just thinking the other day when I saw the belly button and lettuce post from you that it certainly had to be a funny one from you. But it wasn't necessarily funny as your dilemmas usually are. You must be glad that this evening is over with. I bet Cece is chuckling much the same as I am!!! Sorry you had a rough changing. We ostomates should invest in clorox, eh?
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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   Posted 12/19/2008 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Summer, you never cease to amuse us!! turn Thanks for the laugh!

smilewinkgrin Cece
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)

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