Christine and Hodaya,
You'll get used to it. My heart used to beat fast too when it was time to change. Now it's no big deal at all. I just sit on the toilet in case Zoe decides to poop and lean forward a bit if some comes out. It's seriously not a big deal at all.
Yesterday I was performing in a dance show and I was really busy all day so I decided to push it--should have changed everything the day before but "didn't have time" (takes less than 10 min, but seriously..). I learned my lesson there; I got to the theater and went to the bathroom to change into my costume and when I pulled down my jeans I was greeted by a HUGE mess! Had a leak and it was all inside my jeans and on my undies....eeew. Thankfully I was changing clothes anyway, and I just had my friend bring me my purse (with my change of extra pouches and stuff) and changed Zoe's outfit in the public bathroom...it was kind of annoying but it was totally my fault; should have changed it before!! Lesson learned though, and seriously no big deal because IT'S WAY BETTER THAN DIARRHEA RUINING MY DAY! :)
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention).