Nene's terrible, horrible bad day

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   Posted 2/9/2009 11:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Last week my husband and I took a two hour trip to Mobile to visit his doctor. We go quite frequently and I always take my emergency bag but have never actually had to use it until last week. While sitting in the waiting room I felt that familiar urgent itch. PANIC. I took the bag into the small ladies room wondering all the while –can I do this? Because there were several other ladies waiting in there I was especially nervous. It was a nightmare! I had wipes, bag, flange and one eakin seal on the floor while I was crying –I’ll be out in just a minute. After what seemed like eternity, I emerged with a pile of yuck. Thankfully, everyone had given up and left the restroom leaving me alone. So I could throw all of the yuck in the garbage without being seen. I really felt proud of myself though and went back to the waiting room to wait for my husband. When he came out I jumped up and felt wet again. In my haste I hadn’t snapped the flange on correctly! Back in the restroom again. This time I just had to change the bag and throw away my underclothes. The moral of the story is- be prepared. Hopefully, I will not have another episode in the near future, but I am putting a garbage bag and another set of underclothes in my emergency bag from now on. blush

vette guy
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   Posted 2/10/2009 1:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I bet that got your adrenalin flowing!!! It's funny, when I first had my surgery back in '89 I was fully prepared for an episode like yours. However, unlike you, I never had to do a quick change due to a leak. And now, after`almost 20 years, I don't even bother with an emergency kit any more. Hopefully I didn't just jinx myself!!!

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   Posted 2/10/2009 3:51 AM (GMT -7)   


I'm so sorry that happened to you, but thank God you had an emergency kit! Thanks for the reminder to always keep one in my purse.


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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   Posted 2/10/2009 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I carry an emergency kit with me at all times, and scope out what rooms are empty on the floor where I work. I haven't gotten it to where I can do it standing up yet.

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 2/10/2009 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I carried one at first, then got away from it, but I have a HUGE purse now, so I always have my "kit"!! My theory is that I have it, I won't need it:)

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   Posted 2/10/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for replying, you guys. You could tell I was fishing for sympathy, couldn’t you? After that episode, I won’t leave home without it- the bag. When I think back it was kind of funny to think I had a whole changing operation going on in the middle of the restroom. The sound effects had to be weird. No, I didn’t cuss, but I did have to keep convincing myself that I could accomplish the mission. :-)

Y2K Bug
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   Posted 2/10/2009 11:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Its awful, some of the things we have to do and the sound effects must have been interesting!
dx 1985
prednisolone 2mg tapering
gave up on meds after infliximab (remicade), humira, salofalk (5-asa enema), entocort, Azathioprine, steroid emenas, abadacept
have temp ileostomy, reversal early Mar 2009.
and I don't know where the nearest toilet is!

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