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   Posted 3/9/2009 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
So here I was at work yesterday, I needed to go to the bathroom and empty. Everything was going well until the tail of my pouch slipped out of my hand after I undone the clip smhair smhair .
It wasn't positioned to point into the toilet yet!! 
OMG OMG!!! all the pouch contents emptied into the inside of my pants smhair smhair smhair . OMG, what am I gonna do now!! smhair   confused   I have no spare clothes there. I had to call over my co-worker to the bathroom door and got her to bring me the phone. I call the "other half" (luckily he was home!!!) to bring me some clean clothes. I cleaned out my pants and got them washed out, cleaned the sink and toilet while I was waiting. Finally my co-worker shows up with my much needed bag of clean clothes. What a nasty wreck. I'm usually so careful about stuff like that, but I guess crap happens (pun intended) sometimes. I sure hope that never ever happens again  smhair  . This is my first "real" nasty wreck since being bagged in '02... other small inconveniences I've had were either at home or close to home and never presented a problem.

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   Posted 3/9/2009 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Yikes!!! you handled that well!!

I've only experienced that one in all my years, but it is one of those things that goes through your mind...especially after a drink or two...

are you bringing clothes to work now?

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   Posted 3/9/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I literally gasped out loud and clapped a hand over my mouth when I read what happened to you!!! Lol!

You handled it very well, and your story reminded me of 2 things: 1.) No matter what embarrassing thing happens, it is not the end of the world, and 2.) I better keep a spare change of pants at work! I am going to pack them in my car right now so I don't forget!!

Thanks for sharing


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   Posted 3/9/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
i'm sorry, but i'm about to die laughing here. I just had this happen to me last night. I bring two changes of clothes with me to work every night, and they have extra scrubs I can use if I run out of clean clothes.

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   Posted 3/9/2009 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for sharing your experience!!!

I am sorry this happened to you, but it does sound like you triumphed through like a champ!!!

I'm new the world of the ileo, so I am definitely going to put a change of clothes and shoes in the car.  yeah    I work 45 minutes from home and I be darned if I get stranded somewhere.  Which makes me think that I need to pack separate bag all together with my 'needs'.  I have been caring it all my bag/purse, but I think I'll designate a special one just for the clothes, wipies, emergency things, etc. 

I am so so so glad you've hopefully prevented me a catastophy!!!


: )  Robin
28 year old Mommy of an amazing 1 year old and Wife for 2 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown

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   Posted 3/9/2009 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
On Brannah, something like that has happened to me, too! You handled it well. Humor is our best defense. I never "leave home without it"- the emergency bag that is. I am thinking about a change of clothes to add to the emergency bag now.

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   Posted 3/10/2009 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Ive had an ostomy for many years and I've seen it all. The fact that you shared your experience means your dealing with it well. Just a quick funny story that I have.... I was in college when I first had ostomy surgery. When I started back after surgery I was sitting in between two attractive girls during a test. Out of nowhere I had a gas attack and it was very loud. Everyone turned to see who was the obnoxious retard that farted. I wanted to vaporize I was so embarrassed. I knew I had to say something so I just apologized and explained about my new ostomy and how it was very unpredictable. I was truly amazed at how curious everyone was about it. I answered questions about it for 10 minutes and then everything returned to normal. It's amazing what we can endure and once most people know what we are dealing with they are very kind. I even started dating the girl sitting next to me when that happened. Who woulda thunk it!
Crohns 30 years. Ileostomy for 15 years. Symptom free for 14 years until 6 months ago. Now on Remicade and iron. Feeling like a champ!
God Bless. Tony

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   Posted 3/10/2009 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
i have had that happen more than once...

Tony, cool story..I have had my bag make some noise during a poker game at a casino....right at the moment when the entire table is silent and waiting for me to make my play...there she blows. I reacted and pushed the bet to "all In" and everyone got distracted by the hand..... I like your story better though, you turned tragedy into an opportunity.
"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together!" - The Beatles

doesn't that just sound cool when you sing it?

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   Posted 3/10/2009 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I bought a black makeup type bag at walmart, just before I went out of town in February. I carry all of my ostomy needs in it. The only things that don't fit in it, are my change of clothes, and a blow dryer. I don't take a blow dryer to work with me, though i've considered doing so. Unless you look in my large bag of goodies, all you will see is the black bag, with clean clothes under it, and then books etc.

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   Posted 3/10/2009 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for sharing all your experiences as well  :-)   I was shocked when it happened, I couldn't believe what I did!!. I had visions of living in the bathroom until my clothes were dry again. I'm so glad the 'other half' was home to get my call. If he wasn't I wouldn't have known what to do.
I probably won't carry extra clothes. I use to when I first got my ostomy and nothing ever happened that I needed them so I quit, they ended up dusty and dirty from riding in the trunk of the car or behind the seat of my truck.
I chuckle about it now, but I wasn't chuckling when it happened  shocked   I delt with the problem and no one at work knows what happened and still no one at work knows I have an ostomy yeah
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